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Historic Sites of Manitoba: West St. Paul Municipal Building (3550 Main Street, RM of West St. Paul)

Like other civic authorities of their time, the founders of the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul sought to combine a number of services in one building. Besides council chambers, the building has provided space as a community centre, legion, and school, until construction of the West St. Paul School in 1947 eliminated the need for the latter. The building was designed by Winnipeg architect Charles Saunders Bridgman and built in 1917, a north and south addition were made to it in 1989. Within the lobby by southwest entrance are two Honour Rolls for local servicemen in the First World War and Second World War.

The structure is a municipally designated historic site as of 1989.

West St. Paul Municipal Building

West St. Paul Municipal Building (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

West St. Paul Municipal Building

West St. Paul Municipal Building (December 2018)
Source: George Penner

West St. Paul Municipal Building

West St. Paul Municipal Building (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

West St. Paul Municipal Building

West St. Paul Municipal Building (January 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Centennial commemorative monument at West St. Paul Municipal Building

Centennial commemorative monument at West St. Paul Municipal Building (September 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

West St. Paul Municipal honour rolls

West St. Paul Municipal honour rolls (October 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98023, W97.06701
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

George Holland

Market gardener

78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

24 June 1889

18 June 1917

Frank Prime
[108 Battalion]

Farmer

16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 November 1892

28 April 1917

Walter Stanley Stephens

Gardener

43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

4 February 1883

6 October 1916

Second World War

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Victor William Hall

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Private

13 May 1923

22 June 1944

Robert Francis Rogers Holmes

10th Armoured Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

24 July 1920

11 June 1944

Burton Frederick Rissman

Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Trooper

24 October 1922

26 May 1944

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: West St. Paul School No. 4 (3740 Main Street, RM of West St. Paul)

Municipal Building, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

Sources:

For the names of First World War casualities from Manitoba who do not appear on any physical monument in the province, see the Manitoba Historical Society War Memorial. If you know of a name that is omitted from this list, please contact the MHS War Memorial Researcher Darryl Toews (darryl@mhs.mb.ca).

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (2015-2016).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, Darryl Toews, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner.

Page revised: 21 June 2021

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