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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beautiful Plains County Court House (282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

Built in 1884 by Gossil and Dykeman on a design by Winnipeg architect C. O. Wickenden, this two-storey brick structure in Neepawa was used for the county court, jail, municipal offices and a theatre. A commemorative plaque on the grounds was erected by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (1980). This is a provincially-designated historic site. A monument on the front lawn commemorates local war veterans.

Beautiful Plains County Court Building

Beautiful Plains County Court Building (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Beautiful Plains County Court Building

Interior of the Beautiful Plains County Court Building (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Beautiful Plains County Court Building commemorative plaque

Beautiful Plains County Court Building commemorative plaque (April 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22832, W99.46447
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Beautiful Plains Archives (282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Court House (1104 Princess Avenue, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Law Courts Building (River Avenue West, Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa Court House (70 Third Avenue SW, Minnedosa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden Court House and Gaol (Wardrop Street, Morden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa War Memorial (282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sam Waller Museum / The Pas Community Building and Court House (306 Fischer Avenue, The Pas)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Law Courts (Broadway and Kennedy Street, Winnipeg)


The Early Court Houses of Manitoba by R. R. Rostecki, Parks Canada Manuscript Report No. 285, 1977. [Copy at Legislative Library of Manitoba, RBC FC3362 Ros]

Beautiful Plains County Court Building, 282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa. Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 February 2023

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