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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College / University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg)

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The Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba contains several buildings that were once part of the Manitoba Agricultural College (MAC), which moved here in October 1913 from a site on Tuxedo Avenue. Designed by Samuel Hooper in his capacity as Provincial Architect, after Hooper’s death in 1911, their completion was overseen by his successor, Victor Horwood. They included the Main College Building (1911-1913), Powerhouse (1912), Horticulture and Biology Building (1912), Tache Hall (1912), Agricultural Engineering Building (1912), Agricultural College Barn (1913), Principal’s Residence (1912-1913), Chemistry and Physics Building (1913), Dairy Science Building (1913), and Agriculture Lecture Block (1913). The College was integrated into the University in 1924. Buildings added to the site in the 1930s, following its transition to University control, included the Arts Building (1932) and Science Building (1932).

MAC Principals

Period

Principal

Before 1913

See Manitoba Agricultural College

1913-1915

William John Black (1872-1941)

1915-1920

Joseph Benson Reynolds (1867-1948)

1920-1922

John Bracken (1883-1969)

1922-1924

Charles Henry Lee (1879-?) - Acting

1924

William Christie McKillican (1882-1964)

After 1924

See University of Manitoba

MAC Instructors (1913-1916)

Instructors before 1913 are listed here.

Instructor

Subject

Period

J. E. Bergey

Poultry Husbandry

1915-1916

A. Blackstock

Animal Husbandry

1914-1915

J. H. Bridge

Field Husbandry

1914-1916

Frederick William Brodrick (1879-1958)

Horticulture and Forestry

1913-1937

J. M. C. Brown

Animal Husbandry

1916

F. Gerald Churchill (1884-?)

Soil Physics, Mathematics

1913-1916

David L. Cormack

Carpentry, Woodwork

1913

Frederick Walter Crawford (1889-1967)

Animal Husbandry

1913-1914

W. J. Crowe

Buttermaking

1913

Robert Alexander Cunningham (1888-1918)

Chemistry

1913-1916

Miss B. A. Duncan

Household Economics, Cookery

1913-1914

Edith M. Eadie

Household Science

1915-1916

E. H. Farrell

Milk Testing

1913-1916

J. F. Francis

Poultry Husbandry

1916

A. J. Galbraith

Chemistry

1916

W. J. Gilmore

Engineering and Mechanics

1913-1915

H. M. Gowsell

Household Science

1916

Miss M. C. Green

Household Art

1913

Thomas J. Harrison (1885-?)

Field Husbandry

1913-1916

M. C. Herner

Poultry Husbandry

1913-1916

J. C. Hooper

Agricultural Botany

1913

C. R. Hopper

English

1913-1915

Vincent William Jackson (1876-1953)

Botany

1913-1916

F. S. Jacobs

Animal Husbandry

1916

E. W. Jones

Animal Husbandry

1914-1915

A. R. Judson

Field Husbandry

1916

Miss Anna Kennedy

Physical Training

1916

Miss Margaret Kennedy

Household Arts

1913-1916

Charles Henry Lee (1879-?)

Biology, Agricultural Botany

1913-1916

Samuel Carson Lee (1872-1926)

Physics

1913-1916

J. McBrown

Animal Husbandry

1915

Eleanor G. McFadden

Household Science

1916

S. D. McGilvary

Veterinary Science

1913-1916

J. A. McGregor

Field Husbandry

1913-1915

Miss M. McKee

Household Science

1913

Robert Milne

Agriculture and Engineering, Farm Machinery

1913-1916

J. W. Mitchell

Dairy Husbandry

1913-1916

L. A. Moorhouse

Field Husbandry

1913-1915

G. W. Morden

Chemistry

1913-1916

Alfred William Muldrew (1889-1976)

Mathematics and Physics

1916

R. W. Murchie

English

1916

J. A. Neilson

Horticulture and Forestry

1915

F. H. Newcombe

Animal Husbandry

1916

Walter H. Peters (1885-?)

Animal Husbandry

1913-1914

Mrs. Charlton A. Salisbury

Home Economics

1913-1915

R. Shafheitlen

Mathematics and Physics

1916

W. S. Shearer

English

1915

L. J. Smith

Engineering and Mechanics

1913-1916

George Albert Sproule (1872-1936)

English

1913-1916

I. Villeneuve

Cheesemaking

1913-1916

R. Watt

Blacksmithing

1913-1914

William Weir

Buttermaking

1916

George Guy White (c1885-1916)

Chemistry, Rural Economics and Farm Management

1913-1916

Gordon W. Wood

Animal Husbandry

1913-1916

University of Manitoba Buildings (in chronological order)

Building

Address

Year

Status

Manitoba Agricultural College / Administration Building

66 Chancellors Circle

1912

 

Agricultural Engineering Building

96 Dafoe Road

1912

 

Engineering I Building

75B Chancellors Circle

1912

 

Horticulture and Biology Building / Home Economics Building / Human Ecology Building

35 Chancellors Circle

1912

 

Powerhouse

33 Maclean Crescent

1912

 

Tache Hall

150 Dafoe Road

1912

 

Principal’s Residence / Chancellor’s Hall

177 Dysart Road

1912-1913

 

Agricultural College Barn

Service 3 Street South

1913

 

Agriculture Lecture Block

38 Dafoe Road

1913

 

Chemistry and Physics Building / Earth Sciences Building / Fitzgerald Building

55 Chancellors Circle

1913

 

Dairy Science Building

112 Dafoe Road

1913

 

Dominion Rust Research Laboratory

194 Dafoe Road

1926

 

Science Building / Buller Building

45 Chancellors Circle

1932

 

Tier Building

173 Dafoe Road

1932

 

Alumni House

Dafoe Road

1939

Demolished (2009)

Bison Building

95 Curry Place

1948

Demolished (1998)

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

25 Chancellors Circle

1952

 

Agriculture Research Building

66 Dafoe Road

1958

 

St. John’s College

92 Dysart Road

1958

 

St. Paul’s College

70 Dysart Road

1958

 

Agriculture Canada Building

195 Dafoe Road

1958

Demolished (c2013)

John A. Russell Building

84 Curry Place

1959

 

Crop Research Building / Plant Science Building

Dafoe Road

1960

 

Allen Building

30A Sifton Road

1961

 

Armes Building

30B Sifton Road

1961

 

Isbister Building

183 Dafoe Road

1961

 

Parker Building

144 Dysart Road

1961

 

Animal Science Building

12 Dafoe Road

1962

 

Education Building

71 Curry Place

1962

 

Pharmacy Building / Biological Sciences Building

50 Sifton Road

1962

 

St. Andrew’s College

29 Dysart Road

1963

 

Mary Speechly Hall / Pembina Hall

34 Maclean Crescent

1964

 

University College

210 Dysart Road

1964

 

Music Building

65 Dafoe Road

1965

 

Ellis Building

13 Freedman Crescent

1966

 

Fletcher Argue Building

15 Chancellors Circle

1967

 

Robson Hall

224 Dysart Road

1969

 

University Centre

65 Chancellors Circle

1969

 

Duff Roblin Building

190 Dysart Road

1970

 

Frank Kennedy Centre

17 Dafoe Road

1972

 

Freshwater Institute

501 University Crescent

1972

 

Machray Hall

186 Dysart Road

1972

 

Max Bell Centre

109 Sidney Smith Street

1982

 

Wallace Building

125 Dysart Road

1984

 

Photos & Coordinates

Buildings of the Manitoba Agricultural College

Buildings of the Manitoba Agricultural College (circa 1919) by C. I. Meyers
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0294

Manitoba Agricultural College campus

Manitoba Agricultural College campus (circa 1925)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, M. F. F. Burgess Collection.

Aerial view of the University of Manitoba campus

Aerial view of the University of Manitoba campus (circa 1942)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0006

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.80958, W97.13269
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: University of Manitoba, Broadway Campus (Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College (Tuxedo Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College War Memorial (Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reginald Buller Monument (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: 11th Canadian Field Ambulance War Memorial (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Hooper (1851-1911)

Memorable Manitobans: Victor William Horwood (1878-1939)

MHS Centennial Organization: University of Manitoba

Sources:

“Prof. Geo. White killed on farm,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 October 1916, page 5.

We thank Bob Hainstock, Ed Ledohowski, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2020

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