This two-storey stone building at the northwest corner of Stephen Street and Eighth Street in Morden was built around 1896 for grocer Harry Meikle.
The west half of the main floor originally housed a branch of the Bank of Hamilton but, following the bank's 1923 merger with the Canadian Bank of Commerce, the space was used to house local circuitry for the Manitoba Government Telephones (later Manitoba Telephone System). The telephone utility occupied the space until 1961 when a new building was built at the corner of Seventh Street and Thornhill Street. From 1963 to 1972, the Municipal Assessment Branch was located here. The Land Titles Office occupied the east half of the building since the early 1920s and took over the entire building in the 1970s. The second storey was occupied by a variety of businesses through the years, including dressmakers and law firms.
Photos & Coordinates
Manitoba Business: Bank of Hamilton
MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boissevain Land Titles Building (North Railway Street, Boissevain)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Land Titles Building (705 Princess Avenue, Brandon)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carman Land Titles Building (Second Street SW, Carman)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Land Titles Building (308 Main Street South, Dauphin)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden Land Titles Building (351 Stephen Street, Morden)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa Land Titles Building (329 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Newcomb’s Hollow - Old Deloraine Land Titles Office (Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage Land Titles Building (103 Third Street NE, Portage la Prairie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stonewall Land Titles Building / Stonewall Town Hall (293 Main Street, Stonewall)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Virden Land Titles Office (190 Nelson Street West, Virden)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Land Titles Building (433 Broadway, Winnipeg)
Morden, Mort Cheval, Pinancewaywinning, Lake Agassiz by Morden Centennial Committee, 1981, pages 368, 372.
Morden's Mansions, Morden Historical Society, 1982.
351 Stephen Street, Land Titles, Town of Morden.
We thank George Penner and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 March 2023
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