This two-storey brick and stone building on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba was designed by local architects Samuel Hooper and Victor Horwood, and built in 1912 as part of the Manitoba Agricultural College. It was originally constructed as the College's Stock Judging Pavilion where horse, dairy and beef cattle, swine, and sheep barns surrounded the building, allowing easy access to the pavilion. The building contained refrigerator rooms, butcher shop, emergency stables, and a veterinary science laboratory. Livestock were judged in a sky-lit central area, and a seating gallery around this area accommodated large classes.
Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Hooper (1851-1911)
Memorable Manitobans: Victor William Horwood (1878-1939)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College / University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg)
We thank Rose Kuzina and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 December 2021
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