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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telephone Exchange Building / Gilbert Plains Library (113 Main Street North, Gilbert Plains, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

Designed by Winnipeg architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell and built in 1927, this small one-storey brick building on Main Street in Gilbert Plains housed local circuitry for the Manitoba Telephone System. It is currently occupied by the Gilbert Plains Library as part of the Parkland Regional Library System.

Telephone Exchange Building at Gilbert Plains

Telephone Exchange Building at Gilbert Plains (no date)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.14987, W100.48922
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)

MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS


“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 August 1927, page 17.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2022

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