Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gilbert Plains Hotel (109 Main Street North, Gilbert Plains, Municipality of Gilbert Plains)

This two-storey hotel on Main Street North in Gilbert Plains, in the Municipality of Gilbert Plains, was constructed in 1951 by Winnipeg-based contractor William James Lailey to replace one destroyed by fire in February 1949. Measuring 68.5 by 78 feet, constructed of concrete blocks covered in stucco, the main floor had a coffee bar, beverage room, and kitchen. The second floor had 15 guest rooms and living accommodation for the manager and staff.

Gilbert Plains Hotel

Gilbert Plains Hotel (April 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.14967, W100.48934
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William James “Jim” Lailey (1879-1951)


Settlers of the Plains by Olive Eleanor Alberta “Ollie” Brown assisted by C. Finnen, 1953, page 83.

We thank Brian Moist for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2022

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