Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 147


Manitou Town Hall
325 Main Street,

Manitou Opera House

Designation Date: May 8, 1997
Designation Authority: The Village of Manitou
Present Owner: Pembina (M)

When fire destroyed the first Manitou Opera House in January of 1930, Mayor C. Hodgson called a public meeting at which it was resolved to build a new facility that combined the opera house with town offices. This building was opened in December of 1930 with a grand concert held in conjunction with the official opening of the Manitou Town Hall (whose facilities are in the basement). Details more commonly seen on bungalows of that era (brackets, window shields) were used here to create a novel design. Inside, the proscenium and stage, curtains and light fixtures are still intact.

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