Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall

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Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall, 216-218 Princess Street, Winnipeg

Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall is a building in Winnipeg's Exchange District.

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The Exchange District is a National Historic Site of Canada in the downtown area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Just one block north of Portage and Main, the Exchange District comprises twenty city blocks and approximately 150 heritage buildings, and it is known for its intact early 20th century collection of warehouses, financial institutions, and early terra cotta clad skyscrapers.

The building is 50 feet (15 m) by 90 feet (27 m), and originally featured a full basement, mezzanine, third floor dance hall and lodge meeting rooms on the second floor. Built for $21,000 in 1902, it was designed by local architect James McDiarmid for the Orange Order. The Orange Order arrived in Manitoba in 1870 and had expanded such that a large hall was needed. [1] The building was named for Thomas Scott, who was executed by Louis Riel during the Red River Rebellion. [2] [3]

Thomas Scott (Orangeman) Orangeman

Thomas Scott was an Irish Protestant who emigrated to Canada in 1863. While working as a labourer on the "Dawson Road Project", he moved on to Winnipeg where he met John Christian Schultz and fell under the influence of the Canadian Party. His political involvement in the Red River Settlement from then on led to his capture at Fort Garry where he was held hostage with others. On 4 March 1870 Scott was marched out of Fort Garry's east gate and was executed on the wall by the provisional government of the Red River Settlement led by Louis Riel.

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Red River Rebellion sequence of events that led up to the 1869 establishment of a provisional government by the Métis leader Louis Riel and his followers at the Red River Colony, in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba

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In 1943 a fire destroyed the original interior. Repairs and alterations totalled $19,584.22 and were completed in September 1943. After the fire, the dance hall was relocated to the first floor, while rest and cloakrooms were built in the basement. The third floor saw the addition of a two-room caretaker's suite. [3]

Beginning in the 1980s, the building was also occupied by the Winnipeg Irish Association, and hall was eventually sold in 1994. [1] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "BUILDING ADDRESS: PRINCESS STREET, 216" (PDF). City of Winnipeg. 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. Goldsborough, Gordon (18 February 2012). "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott Memorial Hall (216-218 Princess Street, Winnipeg)". The Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  3. 1 2 "1902 – Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba". Archiseek. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. "Thomas Scott, murdered March 4th, 1870". G. O. L. of Western Canada. Retrieved 2 April 2013.

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