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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office Building (361 Main Street, Stonewall)

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This one-storey stone building at 361 Main Street in Stonewall is Manitoba’s foremost example of Prairie Style architecture and only known surviving example of Prairie Style institutional architecture in Manitoba. It was designed by Francis Conroy Sullivan (1882-1929), one of Canada’s pioneer practitioners of this style. The Dominion Department of Public Works built the building during 1914-1915 using local limestone. It served as a post office until 1978.

Postmasters

Period

Postmaster

1878-1879

O. P. Jackson

1880-1882

James Drake

1882-1888

James B. Rutherford

1888-1896

Elizabeth H. Rutherford

1897-1905

Ira Stratton (1865-1943)

1905-1912

Barbara Stratton

1912-1929

Mrs. A. M. Campbell

1929-1942

Valentine de Lacy Costello

1942

Elena M. Costello

1944-1957

Valentine de Lacy Costello

1957

May Isabelle Tinney

1957-1973

William Thomas Hawkins

1973-1977

Ronald M. Jasper

Photos & Coordinates

The former Dominion Post Office Building at Stonewall

The former Dominion Post Office Building at Stonewall (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Dominion Post Office Building at Stonewall

The former Dominion Post Office Building at Stonewall (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13458, W97.32683
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Stonewall Post Office Building, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2021

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