This small one-storey brick building on Seventh Avenue South in Virden was designed by architect Alexander D. Melville and erected in 1930 for the Manitoba Telephone System. In 2008, it was in use for provincial government offices. Damaged in a 2012 fire, the building was put up for sale in 2015. It was vacant at the time of a 2018 site visit.
Former Telephone Exchange Building at Virden (September 2008)
Source: Ken Storie
Former Telephone Exchange Building at Virden (June 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84899, W100.93020
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Alexander D. Melville (1873-1949)
MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS
“Developed commercial property for sale,” Virden Empire-Advance, 15 May 2015, page A25.
“Price reduced,” Brandon Sun, 8 April 2017, page 32.
This page was prepared by Ken Storie and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 June 2020
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