Historic Sites of Manitoba: Merchant’s Hotel (383 Eveline Street, Selkirk)

The first Merchant’s Hotel on this property in Selkirk was built in 1887 by John Christian Shultz. In 1903, the original building was moved back to make room for this one, designed by Winnipeg architect Samuel Hooper and built in 1904 by day labour. The three-storey structure, made of buff brick on a wood frame, with a band of decorative brickwork along the roofline, features third-floor windows topped with voussoirs. The verandah was added in 1995, duplicating one shown in early photos. In addition to serving as a hotel, the building has provided space for a bank, barber shop, and pool room.

Merchant’s Hotel

Merchant’s Hotel (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Merchant’s Hotel

Merchant’s Hotel (December 2017)
Source: George Penner

Merchant’s Hotel

Merchant’s Hotel (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.14371, W96.86955
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Steiman Block / Merchant’s Hotel (541 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historical Tour: Selkirk, Manitoba by Wendy G. Smulan
Manitoba History, Number 34, Autumn 1997


“New hotel,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 April 1904, page 5.

Heritage Buildings of Selkirk, City of Selkirk.

We thank Robert Hill, Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Oksana Preachuk and Jaydi Overwater (City of Selkirk, Culture Recreation & Green Transportation Department) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 August 2020

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