Manitoba Club

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Manitoba Club
General information
Location 194 Broadway, Winnipeg, since 1905
Town or city Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country Canada
Completed October 10, 1905
Client Manitoba Club
Technical details
Floor count 2

Established in 1874, the Manitoba Club is the oldest private club in western Canada. The Manitoba Club was originally established as a gentleman's club in 1874.

The club was once known as "the famous Manitoba Club" across Canada and throughout the northern United States. Dignitaries who have visited the club include Mark Twain, General William Tecumseh Sherman, Princes of Monaco, Jordan and Iran, every Canadian Prime Minister through the 1940s, the British High Commissioner and many others.

Sir Hugh John Macdonald, the son of Canada's first Prime Minister, served as President of the Manitoba Club from 1896 to 1899—shortly before the construction of its current home. He also became the leader of the fledgling Manitoba Conservative Party in 1897, and was elected the 8th Premier of Manitoba in Dec. 1899, as MLA for Winnipeg South.

The club has been located at its present location at 194 Broadway, Winnipeg, since 1905. This building was officially opened by His Excellency Sir Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada, on October 10, 1905.

The Institute for stained glass in Canada has documented the stained glass at the Manitoba Club.[1]

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  1. ^ "Institute for stained glass in Canada". Retrieved November 16, 2011.