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Assiniboine Park Pavilion

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When Assiniboine Park opened in 1909, it was the culmination of sixteen years of effort by the Winnipeg Public Parks Board. Based on the formal parks developed in England and Europe in the 19th century, winding paths and roads were laid out, fields leveled, and thousands of trees, shrubs, and flowers planted.

One of the centerpieces of Assiniboine Park throughout its history was the tower of the pavilion, built in 1908 and designed by Winnipeg architect John D. Atchison. The tower housed a 16,000 gallon water tank that was visible throughout the park. Built at a cost of $19,000, the pavilion housed dining and dance halls featured loggias overlooking the park. Immediately behind the pavilion, a lily pond was located beneath a vine-covered pergola.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1929-1930 Municipal Grade II, 1982 NA 3 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Park Pavilion Park Pavilion 55 Pavilion Crescent J.D. Atchison 1908, Northwood and Chivers 1929-30


Additional Info
A story from the Winnipeg Real Estate News web site includes calendar of events at Assiniboine Park.


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