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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elma Hotel (Elma, RM of Whitemouth)

The six-room Elma Hotel in Elma in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth was constructed around 1928 by Peter Barski, replacing one that burned down in the fire that destroyed the village’s commercial district in 1922. It closed in 2007. Past owners included John and Teena Barski (c1928 to April 1946), Bill Kurian (May 1946 to October 1951), Peter and Laura Person (November 1951 to November 1973), Gary and Frances Desjarlais (December 1973 to November 1974), Harvey and Martha Joyal (December 1974 to November 1988), Peter and Karen Fedorowich (November 1988 to August 1993), and Don and Geraldine Frances (September 1993 to 2007).

Elma Hall

Elma Hotel (February 1989)
Source: George Penner

Elma Hotel

Elma Hotel (circa 2009)
Source: Christian Cassidy

The former Elma Hotel

The former Elma Hotel (September 2018)
Source: Christian Cassidy

The former Elma Hotel

The former Elma Hotel (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87475, W95.91017
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy, George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2020

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