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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telephone Repeater Station (RM of Grey)

This small, one-storey brick building along Manitoba Highway #2 between Elm Creek and Fannystelle, in the Rural Municipality of Grey, was designed by architect Robert Bryan Ross and constructed in 1950 to house “J” Carrier Repeaters, a component of the Trans-Canada Telecommunications System. It is situated almost exactly 40 miles away from Telecommunications Building #2 and 80 miles from Telecommunications Building #1, in a nearly straight line. During the 1950s, the equipment inside the building was owned and operated by the Manitoba Telephone System. Its roof has been replaced and a window has been cut into the south side.

Telephone Repeater Station

Telephone Repeater Station (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.72297, W97.88590
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Robert Bryan Ross (1908-1983)

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


“Tenders Manitoba Telephone System,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1950, page 28.

We thank Jim Hicks and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2023

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