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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office and Town Hall (21 Second Avenue NW, Dauphin)

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This two-storey red brick structure in Dauphin was designed by Winnipeg architect Joseph Greenfield and constructed in 1908 to house federal government offices: the post office on the main floor, and the land titles and customs offices on the second floor. In 1956, the Dauphin municipal office from the former Town Hall nearby into the main floor, using the right-hand door for access. The building was sold into private ownership in 2001 when the municipal office was relocated to a site on Main Street South. It was subsequently renovated into multi-occupant residential space.

Postmasters

Period

Postmasters

1897-1907

Thomas Iredale (1830-1907)

1907-1942

Albert Edward Iredale (1868-1942)

1942-1943

Harold Atkin

1943-1949

David Justice

1949-1951

James A. Cressey

1951

Theresa Gertrude Williams

1951-1952

J. R. Newell

1952-1955

James Llewellyn Thornton Simmons

1955

Theresa Gertrude Williams

1955

William John Quick

1956-1984

Joseph Saboraki

1984-1986

A. L. Hallgrimson

Photos & Coordinates

Former Dominion Post Office and Town Hall in Dauphin

Former Dominion Post Office and Town Hall in Dauphin (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15087, W100.05018
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Greenfield (1845-1910)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Town Hall / Vernon Watson Arts Centre (104 First Street NW, Dauphin)

Sources:

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

Dauphin: A Historical Walking Tour, City of Dauphin.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2020

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