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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office Building (400 South Railway Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

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In 1935, the federal government hired contractor John James Morrow to build a post office at Boissevain, probably as a Depression-era public works project. Initially a one-storey building, it was later expanded to two storeys. Its architecture is a stunning small-town example of the Neo-Gothic style. With its sophisticated wall treatments–elegant and complex brickwork, detailed stonework and animated roofline–the building is unique in Manitoba, where Classical Revival was the style for most small-town post offices.





Alex McKnight


William H. Saults


Rosa Mary Saults


Clifford Neville Mains


Margaret Elanor Johnson


John Kelly

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Dominion Post Office Building at Boissevain

Postcard view of Dominion Post Office Building at Boissevain (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2023-0003

Dominion Post Office Building at Boissevain

Dominion Post Office Building at Boissevain (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Dominion Post Office Building at Boissevain

Dominion Post Office Building at Boissevain (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.23035, W100.05550
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John James Morrow (1874-1962)


Our First Century: Town of Melita and Municipality of Arthur by Melita-Arthur History Committee, 1983, page 634.

Boissevain Special Places, Heritage Manitoba.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2023

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