Historic Sites of Manitoba: Souris Telephone Exchange Building (27 Crescent Avenue West, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

This small brick building on Crescent Avenue West in Souris was designed by architect Alexander D. Melville and erected in 1928 by the Malcom Construction Company of Winnipeg, at a cost of $11,000, for the Manitoba Telephone System. The 28 by 43 foot building was in use as an insurance office at the time of a 2020 site visit.

Telephone Exchange Building at Souris

Telephone Exchange Building at Souris (no date)
Source: The Telephone Echo, Volume 8, Number 6, page 34, March 1929.

Telephone Exchange Building at Souris

Telephone Exchange Building at Souris (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61699, W100.25952
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Manitoba Business: Malcom Construction

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


“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1928, page 43.

“Contract awarded for 'phone exchanges,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 August 1928, page 4.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2023

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