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Historic Sites of Manitoba: River Heights Telephone Exchange Building (413 Niagara Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey building in the River Heights neighbourhood of Winnipeg was designed by local architect Alexander D. Melville and built in 1929 by Hazelton & Walin, at a cost of $27,883, to house circuitry for local telephone service.

The building remains in use by MTS.

River Heights Telephone Exchange Building

River Heights Telephone Exchange Building (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

River Heights Telephone Exchange Building

River Heights Telephone Exchange Building (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86676, W97.18602
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander D. Melville (1873-1949)

Manitoba Business: Hazelton & Walin

MHS Centennial Business: Manitoba Government Telephones / Manitoba Telephone System / MTS Allstream / Bell MTS


“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 February 1929, page 18.

“New exchange to cost $27,883,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 February 1929, page 1.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

We thank George Penner and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 November 2022

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