Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hartney Town Hall (220 West Railway Street, Hartney, Municipality of Grassland)

This two-storey brick structure at the intersection of West Railway Street and River Avenue in Hartney in the Municipality of Grassland was built in 1906 by contractor Arthur Vaughan at a cost of $9,895. It housed fire-fighting equipment, an auditorium for public meetings and social functions, and meeting rooms for the local AF & AM, Odd Fellows, and Hartney town band. The building has been unoccupied since 2007.

A bell in front of the building was originally erected in 1904 on the Hartney Public School building. It lists the three members of the Hartney School Board at that time: J. A. Scott, W. E. Crawford, and Richard Brunsdon.

Hartney Town Hall

Hartney Town Hall (circa 1906)
Source: Grassland Municipality Photo Collection

The former Hartney Town Hall

The former Hartney Town Hall (April 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Hartney Town Hall

The former Hartney Town Hall (August 2021)
Source: George Penner

The former Hartney Town Hall

The former Hartney Town Hall (August 2022)
Source: Alisa Kehler

Interior of the former Hartney Town Hall

Interior of the former Hartney Town Hall (August 2022)
Source: Alisa Kehler

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.48196, W100.52340
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boissevain Town Hall (578 Cook Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou Opera House (325 Main Street, Manitou, Municipality of Pembina)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Municipal Building and Auditorium (228 Wellington Street West, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


The Mere Living: A Biography of the Hartney District by Hazel McDonald Parkinson, 1957. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.H37.Par]

We thank Brad Coe, Ken Storie, George Penner, and Alisa Kehler for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2023

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