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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Exhibition Display Building II (Brandon Fair Grounds)

Established in 1882, Brandon soon became one of the foremost agricultural exhibition centres in Western Canada. In 1913, the city was the site of the Dominion Fair. Display Building Number II was constructed in that year to promote agricultural and manufacturing innovations from across Canada. The structure is a rare surviving example of agricultural buildings constructed in Manitoba. It was designed by Walter H. Shillinglaw and David Marshall, two prominent Brandon architects. This building has been used continuously for exhibition purposes for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba. It remains a centre for promoting agricultural development in the southwestern area of Manitoba. In scale and composition the building is typical of the Beaux-Arts Classicism style of architecture popular for monumental buildings around the turn of the 20th century. A plaque was unveiled in front of the building by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba and a plaque is pending from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Dominion Exhibition Building

Dominion Exhibition Display Building II (April 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.83145, W99.95764
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Display Building Number II, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2013

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