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Manitoba History No. 89
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History

No. 89

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
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Spring
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War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Police Court (223 James Avenue, Winnipeg)

Built in 1883 at the corner of James Avenue and King Street, on a design by the architects Barber and Barber, this two-storey brick building contained 18 jail cells adjacent to a large courtroom on the main floor, with offices for court officials on the second floor, and a full attic used as a dormitory for police officers. Renovations in 1893 were overseen by Charles Burgess. In 1908, when a new police station opened on Rupert Street, this building was renovated into municipal offices. Designated in December 1983 as a municipal historic site, it was delisted in August 1986.

Winnipeg Police Court

Winnipeg Police Court (1886)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg Police Department 11, N11699.

Police Court

Police Court (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg by W. A. Martel & Sons.

Winnipeg Police Court

The former Winnipeg Police Court building (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90059, W97.13887
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-1973 Season

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 August 2015

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