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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norwood Telephone Exchange Building (235A Horace Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building at the intersection of Horace Street and Traverse Avenue in the Norwood area of Winnipeg was built around 1924 to accommodate telephone exchange equipment for Manitoba Government Telephones (later known as MTS). In 1938, additions and alternations to the building were designed by Alexander Melville.

Norwood Telephone Exchange Building

Norwood Telephone Exchange Building (September 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88095, W97.11742
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander D. Melville (1873-1949)


Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

“Tenders, Norwood Telephone Exchange, Winnipeg, Man.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 April 1938, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2020

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