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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Telephone Exchange Building (101 Victoria Avenue West, Winnipeg)

A one-storey brick building formally located at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Day Street in the Transcona area of Winnipeg was designed by Winnipeg architect Alexander D. Melville and built in 1930 to house local circuitry for Manitoba Government Telephones. Expansions were made to the building in 1954 and 1959. Eventually, equipment was moved out of the old building and it was demolished to make way for a replacement building.

Telephone Exchange Building at Transcona

Telephone Exchange Building at Transcona (circa 1930)
Source: Transcona Museum

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89602, W97.00297
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

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

Sources:

A Trip Through Time in Transcona by Terry Patterson, Manitoba History, Number 13, Spring 1987.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation Department.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 10 June 2022

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