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!