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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou Gas House (408 Carrie Street, Manitou)

This is one of the best surviving examples in Manitoba of a gas house, where flammable acetylene gas was produced for home and business lighting around the town of Manitou using pellets of calcium carbide mixed with water. When hydroelectric power was brought here in 1927, the gas house was no longer needed so it was renovated into a private residence. The building still contains the large, circular vat where the gas was generated.

Manitou Gas House

Manitou Gas House (July 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.24389, W98.54086
denoted by symbol on the map above


Manitou, Step Back in Time by Manitou Pembina Municipal Heritage Committee, no date.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2013

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