Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Hotel (303 North Railway Street, Morden)

The first hotel on this site in Morden, built in 1884 and operated by Solomon Johns as the Commercial House, was destroyed by fire in 1895. Later that year, a new building was erected on the same site and named the Hotel Manitoba. Opening on 10 October 1895, the three-storey brick structure featured 32 bedrooms, two sample rooms, hot air heat, electric lights and bells, hot and cold running water, a dining room for 150 people, and public and private parlours.

Postcard view of the Manitoba Hotel

Postcard view of the Manitoba Hotel (circa 1913)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2020-0086

Manitoba Hotel

Manitoba Hotel (June 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Manitoba Hotel

Manitoba Hotel (January 2021)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.18908, W98.10046
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Nor’Wester / Manitoba Hotel / Industrial Bureau Exposition Building / Federal Building (269 Main Street, Winnipeg)


303 North Railway Street - Travellers Inn, Town of Morden.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2022

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