Historic Sites of Manitoba: Women’s Pavilion / Pine Ridge Building (Highland Road, Brandon)

A two-storey dormitory building at the Brandon Hospital for Mental Diseases in Brandon, known initially as the Women’s Pavilion and later the Pine Ridge Building for elderly and chronic female patients, was designed by Gilbert C. Parfitt and built between 1931 and 1932 by the Brandon firm of Epton, Fulcher, and Beresford.

The building is now part of the north campus for the Assiniboine Community College.

Pine Ridge Building

Pine Ridge Building (1933)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Brandon - Buildings - Provincial - Brandon Mental Health Centre New Unit - Women’s Pavilion

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87067, W99.93746
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert C. “Gil” Parfitt (1886-1966)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Reformatory for Boys / Brandon Asylum for the Insane / Brandon Hospital for Mental Diseases / Brandon Mental Health Centre (First Street, Brandon)

Manitoba Organization: Brandon Vocational Training Centre / Manitoba Vocational Training Centre / Assiniboine Community College

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


Buildings at the Brandon Mental Health Centre by David Butterfield and Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, November 1988.

History of the Brandon Mental Health Centre, 1891-1991 by Kurtland Refvik, BMHC Historical Museum, 1991.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2023

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