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Canafornian

Posted on 01/12/2016


Photo taken on January 10, 2016


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WP2021 WPG - ST B - HOTEL DE VILLE (TOWN HALL)

WP2021 WPG - ST B - HOTEL DE VILLE (TOWN HALL)
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Date: Not evident. Unposted.

Publisher / Photographer: Unidentified

Notation: Located at 219 Provencher Avenue, the Town Hall was opened in the spring of 1906. To compensate for cost overruns, however, the builder had decided to modify the original plans and forgo the imposing tower in favour of a rather squat little dome.

The public was outraged by the "behive" as it was dubbed, and by 1908 had forced the builder to rebuild the tower in keeping with the original plans.

Further information on the St. Boniface Town Hall can found at: www.winnipeg.ca/ppd/historic/pdf-consv/Provencher%20219-long.pdf

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