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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elkhorn Telephone Exchange Building (210 Richhill Avenue West, Elkhorn, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

This small one-storey frame building formally located at the northwest corner of Richhill Avenue West and Wexford Street in Elkhorn was designed by architect Alexander D. Melville and built in 1932, at a cost of $3,449, to house local circuitry for the Manitoba Telephone System. The building has been demolished and the site is now occupied by a private residence although the flagpole and front fence from the telephone building are still present.

Elkhorn Telephone Exchange Building

Elkhorn Telephone Exchange Building (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2020-0046

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97545, W101.23673
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander D. Melville (1873-1949)

MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS


Report to the Honourable the Provincial Treasurer, Manitoba Telephone System, November 30, 1932, Archives of Manitoba, Minister of Public Utilities files, GR1550.

Steel and Grass Roots: 1882-1982 by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982, page 134.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2022

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