Historic Sites of Manitoba: Assiniboia Municipal Hall / St. James-Assiniboia Historical Museum (3180 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

The museum features the 1½-storey Brown House, a Red River frame building constructed in 1856, furnished with period pieces from 1860 to 1890. The house, once owned by William Brown and Charlotte Omand, is now a municipally-designated historic site. The former Assiniboia Municipal Hall, a two-storey brick building dating from 1911, contains exhibits from the St. James-Assiniboia area and surrounding parishes. A third building contains displays on blacksmithing, farming, and transportation.

The Assiniboia Municipal Hall became a municipally-designated heritage site (2020).

St. James-Assiniboia Historical Museum

St. James-Assiniboia Historical Museum (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. James-Assiniboia Historical Museum

Former Assiniboia Municipal Hall (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Brown House

Brown House (March 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Brown House

Brown House (June 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88060, W97.28835
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Taylor (1834-1925)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


William Brown House, 3180 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, February 1992.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2023

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