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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office Building (201 Main Street, Russell, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

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Postmasters | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

Built in 1937 as the post office for the community of Russell, the round hole above the main entrance of this single-storey brick structure once hosted a clock. It was later used as offices by the Pelly Trail School Division then as an accountancy office.

Postmasters

Period

Postmasters

1880-1885

William Denmark

1885-1886

John Brown

1887-1892

John G. Boulton

1892-1897

John Brown

1897-1913

Albert Gale Parker Smellie (1862-1936)

1913-1942

Percy H. Nelson (1871-1942)

1942-1944

Jean Violet Nelson (1889-1966)

1944-1957

Henry Richard Dicketts

1957

Miss G. Mary Bennett

1958-1987

Thomas Edward O. Smart

Photos & Coordinates

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Russell

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Russell (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Russell

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Russell (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.78049, W101.28805
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Banner County: History of Russell & District, 1879-1967 by Russell Women's Institute, 1967, page 47.

Russell Historical Walking Tour, Asessippi Parkland Tourism.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2021

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