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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage Hotel (Saskatchewan Avenue, Portage la Prairie)

This historic hotel on Saskatchewan Avenue in Portage la Prairie was built in 1905, at a cost of $50,000, by local brick manufacturer Harry Stephens. Considered state-of-the-art for its time, the hotel featured a restaurant and bar, and a telephone in each room. It was destroyed by fire on 31 August 2006.

Postcard view of the Portage Hotel

Postcard view of the Portage Hotel (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0029

Postcard view of the Portage Hotel

Postcard view of the Portage Hotel (circa 1933)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0087

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97287, W98.28907
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry “Harry” Stephens (1865-1934)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2020

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