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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Agricultural Engineering Building (96 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg)

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.

Agricultural Engineering Building

Agricultural Engineering Building (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7447, Album 2, Page 31.

Agricultural Engineering Building

Agricultural Engineering Building (January 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.80735, W97.13406
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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)

Sources:

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 June 2021

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