Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office Building / Scott Block (236 Nelson Street West, Virden)

Link to:
Postmasters | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A former post office building on Nelson Street West in Virden was completed by local contractor William Thomas Manser in 1914, using dark red brick from the Alsip Brick and Tile Company of Winnipeg and limestone trim from the quarry at Garson. In addition to postal business, the building also housed the RCMP office for a time. It has since been renovated as a multi-resident apartment block.





William Frederick Scarth (1851-1927)


Duncan McDonald


Marshall Bidwell Irwin (c1843-1908)


John William Higginbotham (1853-1944)


Reginald Hastings Hawley (1879-1943)


Duncan Gordon McDonald (1890-1974)


Cyril James Anderson

Photos & Coordinates

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Virden

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Virden (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Virden

Former Dominion Post Office Building at Virden (May 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85004, W100.93201
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Thomas Manser (1869-1958)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott Block (272 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Post Office Building (221 Nelson Street, Virden)


Virden Downtown Heritage District by Ken Storie, 2010.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2023

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