Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dauphin Town Hall Auditorium Tour

We had the privilege to be offered a private tour of Dauphin's historic Town Hall.

The 1904-05 Dauphin Town Hall, a solid brick structure with a dominant square tower, is centrally located on a corner lot. The imposing building, Romanesque Revival-style, was designed by local architect Stuart Geekie. It is a good illustration of the multi-use public facilities erected in rural Manitoba in the early twentieth century. In addition to a second-floor auditorium, the large adaptable facility housed assorted government services for more than five decades, including municipal offices, courthouse, jail, fire hall and, in later years, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment. The structure continues to contribute to the city’s development as an arts and recreation centre.
(The Manitoba Historical Society Website)

Most of the building has been renovated with a mix of modern and historic touches. The best part, for me, was the theatre (or the auditorium as it is called). It had a ton of beautiful original. restored character.

These seats are original too! They were actually pretty comfortable!

We'll be home tonight! I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! 



  1. What a stately, timelessly beautiful building, both inside and out. Thank you very much for taking us on a guided tour, I very much enjoyed seeing this lovely building and its theater.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. The Arts Center is probably my favorite place in all of Dauphin, and where I spend 75% of my time! Love to see this great building on this even better blog! I'm a big fan of your fashion our here in rural Manitoba :)


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