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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Rust Research Laboratory (194 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg)

This red brick and stone building on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba was constructed between September 1925 and March 1926 as home for federal scientists working to combat rust and other diseases of agricultural crops.

The former Dominion Rust Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba

The former Dominion Rust Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba (November 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Dominion Rust Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba

The former Dominion Rust Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba (November 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.80894, W97.12945
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College / University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Newton Plaque (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College / University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus (Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Newton (1887-1971)

Memorable Manitobans: Thorvaldur Johnson (1898-1979)

Reginald Buller: The Poet-Scientist of Mushroom City by Gordon Goldsborough
Manitoba History, Number 47, Spring/Summer 2004

Sources:

The Dominion Rust Research Laboratory, 1925-1957 by Thorvaldur Johnson, edited by Brent D. McCallum, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, DOI: 10.1080/07060661.2019.1622594, 2019.

We thank Brent McCallum for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2019

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