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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Post Office Building (1039 Princess Avenue, Brandon)

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This two-storey stone building at the northeast corner of the intersection of Eleventh Street and Princess Avenue in Brandon was designed by local architect Walter Henderson Shillinglaw and built in 1930 by the J. McDiarmid Company. The main floor was to be occupied by the post office and the second floor was for the customs department. It is now used by various federal government offices.





James C. Kavanagh (1850-1923)


Kenneth Campbell (1854-?)


Thomas M. Percival (1851-?)


William James Munn (1886-1936)


Robert Kincaid Forbes


J. A. Cressey


J. A. E. Williams


J. L. T. Simmons


T. A. E. Williams


J. L. T. Simmons


Jack M. Barker

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Brandon Post Office Building

Postcard view of Brandon Post Office Building (1930s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0040

Postcard view of Brandon Post Office Building

The former Brandon Post Office building (March 2021)
Source: George Penner

Postcard view of Brandon Post Office Building

The former Brandon Post Office building (April 2023)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84707, W99.95253
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Henderson Shillinglaw (1864-1957)

Memorable Manitobans: James McDiarmid (1855-1934)


“New post office plans will be finished soon,” Brandon Sun, 26 November 1929, page 1.

“Contract awarded for post office,” Brandon Sun, 23 January 1930, page 2.

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: 24 April 2023

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