Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Law Courts Building and Correctional Centre (114 River Avenue West, Dauphin)

This attractive red brick building in Dauphin was built in 1916 by Samuel Brown of Winnipeg on a design by local architect Joseph Henry Bossons, and opened in 1917. The associated Dauphin Correctional Centre, built in 1917, is the oldest such facility in Manitoba. It is scheduled to close in 2020.

Postcard view of Dauphin Court House

Postcard view of Dauphin Court House (circa 1916)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0018

Dauphin Law Courts Building

Dauphin Law Courts Building (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Dauphin Correctional Centre

Dauphin Correctional Centre (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15530, W100.04320
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beautiful Plains County Court House (282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Court House (1104 Princess Avenue, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa Court House (70 Third Avenue SW, Minnedosa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden Court House and Gaol (Wardrop Street, Morden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sam Waller Museum / The Pas Community Building and Court House (306 Fischer Avenue, The Pas)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Law Courts (Broadway and Kennedy Street, Winnipeg)


The Early Court Houses of Manitoba by R. R. Rostecki, Parks Canada Manuscript Report No. 285, 1977. [Copy at Legislative Library of Manitoba, RBC FC3362 Ros]

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2020

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