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

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The former post office building in Virden was completed by local contractor W. T. 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

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

See also:

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2020

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