Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pipestone Municipal Building (401 Third Avenue, Reston, RM of Pipestone)

This two-storey brick building at Reston, in the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, was erected in 1917 by English immigrant builder Arthur Henry Bushby (1879-1933) on a design by Brandon architect William Alexander Elliott. It also housed circuitry for local telephone service of the Manitoba Government Telephones.

A provincially designated historic site, the building has plaques on each side of its main entrance door commemorating the 1884 and 1984 municipal councils.

1884 council: John McKinnon (Reeve), Thomas Croft (Councillor), George Cook (Councillor), Edward Ball (Councillor), William McDonald (Councillor), John Cameron (Councillor), James Lothian (Councillor), and Arthur Power (Secretary-Treasurer).

1984 council: John R. Guthrie (Reeve), A. E. Shoemaker (Deputy Reeve, Ward 5 Councillor), A. H. Lazenby (Ward 1 Councillor), B. A. Gray (Ward 2 Councillor), G. W. Forsyth (Ward 3 Councillor), A. A. Perreault (Ward 4 Councillor), D. M. Hogg (Ward 6 Councillor), William W. Busby (Secretary-Treasurer), and June Ross (Assistant Secretary-Treasurer).

Pipestone Municipal Building

Pipestone Municipal Building (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Pipestone Municipal Building

Pipestone Municipal Building (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.55869, W101.09411
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Alexander Elliott (1866-1957)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

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


1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Notice to contractors,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 June 1917, page 7.

“Former Reston man is reported drowned in B.C.,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1933, page 3.

Pipestone Municipal Building, 401-3rd Avenue, Reston, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Sharon Simms and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2023

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