Historic Sites of Manitoba: Emerson Town Hall and Court House (104 Church Street, Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Designed by architect John D. Atchison, this building in Emerson was constructed between 1917 and 1918, opening in July 1918. It was the last court house built during the great settlement boom of 1880 to 1920. The two-storey structure is bordered by Church and Winnipeg streets in a mixed residential and commercial area, one block east of the town’s business sector. The site’s provincial designation applies to the structure and the two lots on which it sits.

A commemorative sign was erected beside the building by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba. In the 2000s, the facility was part of the Manitoba Prairie Icons Program.

Emerson Town Hall

Postcard view of Emerson Town Hall (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2019-0083

Emerson Town Hall

Emerson Town Hall (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Emerson Courtroom

Emerson Courtroom (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Emerson Council Chambers

Emerson Council Chambers (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.005698, W97.214050
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)


“Opening of Emerson’s fine new town hall,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 August 1918, page 30.

Emerson Town Hall and Court House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Tim Worth.

Page revised: 7 December 2019

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