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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott Memorial Orange Hall (216 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Designed by local architect James McDiarmid and built in 1902 by James Henry Neil, this impressive three-storey building in downtown Winnipeg was occupied by the Loyal Orange Lodge, a fraternal organization. The hall was named in commemoration of Thomas Scott, a protagonist of Louis Riel who was killed during the 1870 Red River Resistance. In 2017, it became a municipally-designated historic building. After sustaining unrepairable damage to its foundation in late 2019, the building was demolished in February 2020.

Orange Hall

Orange Hall (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg by W. A. Martel & Sons.

Scott Memorial Hall

Scott Memorial Hall (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scott Memorial Hall

Scott Memorial Hall (December 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scott Memorial Hall

Scott Memorial Hall (December 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scott Memorial Hall

Demolition of the Scott Memorial Hall (February 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90161, W97.13999
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


“James H. Neil, noted builder here, is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 December 1927, page 15.

Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall, Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, September 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 August 2020

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