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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Science Building / Buller Building (45 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg)

This four-storey brick and limestone building on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba was designed by architects Arthur Alexander Stoughton and Gilbert C. Parfitt, and built between 1931 and 1932 to house scientific teaching and research. Interior finishing details include a variety of fine marble, wooden, and metallic detailing. It was later renamed the Buller Building to commemorate pioneering botanist A. H. Reginald Buller.

On the front lawn of the Buller Building is the Innovation Plaza.

Science Building

Science Building (July 1933)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7447, Album 4, Page 22.

Postcard view of the Science Building

Postcard view of the Science Building (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0266

Buller Building

Buller Building (October 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Buller Building

Buller Building (January 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Buller Building

Buller Building (April 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.81044, W97.13340
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Innovation Plaza (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

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

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Alexander Stoughton (1867-1955)

Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert C. Parfitt (1886-1966)

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Henry Reginald Buller (1874-1944)


“Construction work starts on new university science building,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 September 1931, page 4.

We thank Nathan Kramer, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2022

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