Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Legislative Building, by Western Canadian timelines, would be considered one of the older buildings on the Canadian Prairies. Designed by architect Frank Worthington Simon, the building is constructed of Tyndall Stone, a dolomitic limestone quarried at nearby Garson, Manitoba. Construction was begun in 1913 but not finished until 1920 due to WWI induced shortages of parts, labour and materials.

When visitors are walking the halls of the Manitoba Legislative Building and say “See that old fossil!”, they may not be referring to one of the politicians. More likely than not, they will be referring to one of the many fossils embedded in the Tyndall Stone that is the primary construction material and by its nature contains fossils.

The Manitoba Tourism office is located on the main floor of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

 

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