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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5 (Scotland Avenue, Winnipeg)

A brick structure at the corner of Scotland Avenue and Stafford Street in Winnipeg was built in the fall of 1919 by the Winnipeg Hydro-Electric System, forerunner of Winnipeg Hydro, as its Sub-Station No. 5. A 60,000-volt transmission line from the Rover Avenue Electric Terminal delivered electricity here for distribution to homes and businesses in this area. Construction of a 30,000-volt transmission line to carry electricity westward to Portage la Prairie occurred between October 1919 and August 1920, the beginning of an electric transmission network that would eventually span the province.

Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5

Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5 (no date)
Source: Manitoba Hydro

Map of electrical substations in Winnipeg with Sub-Station No. 5 in the lower-left corner

Map of electrical substations in Winnipeg with Sub-Station No. 5 in the lower-left corner (1926)
Source: The Dotted Lines (April 1926) [Manitoba Legislative Library]

The former Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5

The former Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5 (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5

The former Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5 (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86245, W97.15726
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pointe du Bois Generating Station (Pointe du Bois, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pointe du Bois Staff House (Pointe du Bois, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pointe du Bois Stone House (Pointe du Bois, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Slave Falls Generating Station (Winnipeg River, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rover Avenue Electric Terminal (199 Annabella Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 1 (54 King Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 2 (300 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: May Street Sub-Station / Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 3 (541 Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5 (Scotland Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Expects provincial power plant to be in operation by Dec. 1,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 October 1919, page 10.

“Ensuring continuity of service,” The Dotted Line, April 1926, page 10. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

Memorandum Relating to the Manitoba Power Commission, no date, Manitoba Legislative Library.

25th Annual Report of the Manitoba Power Commission, 1944, Manitoba Legislative Library.

We thank Bruce Owen and Jason Perrett (Manitoba Hydro) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 June 2019

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