Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 97

Alexander Post Office
415 - 2nd Avenue W

Alexander Post Office
Designation Date: September 13, 1993
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Whitehead
Present Owner: privately owned

The Alexander Post Office, designed in a modified Gothic Revival style, is one of the oldest privately owned post offices in continuous use in Manitoba. Built as a small hotel, residence and store, with the central portion occupied by the post office in 1892, the structure’s simple form, materials and detailing reflect its original utilitarian function, adaptable to the various needs of a small rural settlement. The structure was built by Alexander’s first postmaster, James Frederick Walker, whose family provided postal services to the village until 1949, and is a well known local landmark.