Brandon's City Hall and Opera House opened on New Year's Day 1892 with the Annual Fireman's Ball. The exterior of the building was designed by Brandon architect W.R. Marshall. At the south end was the Opera House, an auditorium formed by an internally exposed framework of delicate iron pillars and trusses. Demonlished in 1971, the limestone rubble of the foundations were turned into a sunken garden located in Princess Park.
See fonds level description of the Alf Fowler collection for custodial history.
Scope and Content
Photo was taken from the northwest corner of 9th Street and Princess Avenue and shows the west side of City Hall.
History/Bio information taken from the Assiniboine Historical Society's Brandon: An Architectural Walking Tour pamphlet (1982).
A 5" x 7" (b/w) reproduction of the photograph is located with the original.
RG 5 Western Manitoba Manuscript collection - photograph storage drawer