Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 16

Boissevain Town Hall
578 Cook Street,

Boissevain Town Hall
Designation Date: August 2, 1988
Designation Authority: Boissevain (Town)
Present Owner: Boissevain Health and Fitness Centre Inc.

The impressive Boissevain Town Hall is a well-maintained example of a community venture conceived and realized as a growing town set its course for the future in rural Manitoba's pre-World War I boom. Its ambitious design served the purposes of the day while exhibiting confidence in the future. Its generous dimensions allowed for use as a fire hall, courtroom, jail and civic offices while providing an upper-floor public hall of a style that only more affluent communities could afford. The highly visible structure features distinctive second-floor windows and decorative stone- and brickwork and leans on elements of Classical Revival styling with its pediment pilasters, shallow front pavilion and formal entrance.