This one-storey brick and stone building on McMillan Avenue, in the Fort Rouge neighbourhood of Winnipeg, was designed by local architect James Morton Lethbridge in 1913 and was built by the construction firm of Fraser and MacDonald for the International Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal organization. Measuring 45 feet by 87 feet, it was built at a cost of about $25,000. In the 1940s, the building was taken over by the Grand Lodge of Manitoba and it became known as the Fort Rouge Masonic Hall. It is presently a Baha'i Temple.
Odd Fellows Hall (1913)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1913, page 11.
Former Odd Fellows Hall / Masonic Hall (April 2019)
Source: George Penner
Former Odd Fellows Hall / Masonic Hall (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87458, W97.14572
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: James Morton Lethbridge (1877-1943)
Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald
Manitoba Organization: Independent Order of Odd Fellows
MHS Centennial Organization: Grand Lodge of Manitoba
“Building and real estate,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1913, page 11.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Temple Facade, The Promenade by Sheila C. Grover and Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, 2020, page 32.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 September 2022
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