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Legislative Building

Name: Legislative Building
Address: 450  Broadway Avenue     
Architect: Simon, F.W.
Boddington III, Henry
Date: 1913-1920
Citation:
Baker, M. Symbol in stone: the art and politics of a public building. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1986.
Arch/FA FC 3396.8 L4 B34
Dafoe Library
St. Paul's College Library
Building File
Butterfield, David. If walls could talk: Manitoba's best buildings explored and explained. Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2000.
Arch/FA NA 746 M3 B88 2000
Canadian Architect 50 (April 2005): 46.
Doolan, Maureen. Downtown Winnipeg's historic sites and monuments: an illustrated guide. Winnipeg: Parks and Recreation Dept., City Centre/Fort Rouge Community, 1980.
Arch/FA Ref FC 3396.18 D66 1980
Graham, John W. Guide to the architecture of Greater Winnipeg. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1960.
Arch/FA Reserve NA 747 W5 G7
Arch/FA Quick Reference
Leslie, Thomas W. The Legislative Building of Manitoba:..." Winnipeg: Public Works Department, c1925.
Arch/FA NA 4415 C22 M354
Manitoba's legislative building. Winnipeg: Tourist Branch, Dept. of Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 197?.
Arch/FA NA 4415 C22 M355
Owen, Bruce. "Rare tour of legislature offers slide of history." Winnipeg Free Press (May 11, 2010): B1.
Peterson, M. Winnipeg Landmarks. [2 volumes] Winnipeg: Watson and Dwyer, 1995, 1998.
Arch/FA Quick Reference NA 747 W5 P48 1995, NA 747 W5 P484 1998 Note: Volume 2
Plan
RAIC Journal (July-September 1924): 75-87 (includes plans, sections, interior / exterior photos).
Stoughton, A.A. "The New Manitoba Parliament Building." Construction 14 (March) 1921: 66-85.
The Story of Manitoba's Legislative Building. Winnipeg: Dept. of Tourism and Recreation, 1960.
Dafoe Goverment Documents Can6 Man1 T6.7 St67 1960
Thompson, W.P. Architecture of Manitoba: an exhibit prepared by Professor William P. Thompson for the Manitoba Association of Architects and the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. Winnipeg: s.n., 1970.
Arch/FA NA 746 M3 T46
Thompson, W.P. Winnipeg Architecture. Winnipeg: Queenston House, 1982.
Arch/FA Quick Reference NA 747 W5 T5 1982
Arch/FA Main Stacks
Thompson, W.P. Winnipeg architecture: 100 years. Winnipeg: Queenston House, 1975. Arch/FA Ref NA 747 W5 T45 Arch/FA Main Stacks
Vesely, Carolin and Currie, Buzz. Hermetic code: unlocking one of Manitoba's greatest secrets. Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Free Press, 2007.
Arch/FA NA 4415 C22 M356 2007
Links: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/hrb/prov/p040.html
http://frankalbo.com/
( Frank Albo, Architectural Historian )
http://www.virtual.heritagewinnipeg.com/vignettes/vignettes_119W.htm
http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/
( Historic Sites of Manitoba )
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Exterior: aerial view

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Exterior: aerial view from northwest (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: aerial view (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: aerial view (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: aerial view

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Exterior: aerial view of north side (photo taken 1962)

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Exterior: general view of north facade

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Exterior: general view of north facade

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Exterior: general view of north facade

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Exterior: general view from southwest (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: view along Memorial Boulevard with Legislative Building on the right and Great West Life Building being constructed on the left

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Exterior: general view of south facade (evening)

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Exterior: general view of north side viewed from Memorial Park (photo taken 1962)

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Exterior: general view of north facade

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Exterior: nortwest view (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: northwest view at night (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: general view from Memorial Boulevard

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Exterior: general southwest view (photo taken 1973)

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Exterior: general northeast view (photo taken 1969)

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Exterior: general view of south facade (photo taken 1962)

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Exterior: general view of south facade

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Exterior: general view of west facade with statue of Taras Shevchenko (photo taken 1962)

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Exterior: illuminated west portico at night

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Exterior: west portico (photo taken 1962)

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Exterior: east portico (photo taken 1970)

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Exterior: partial view of west facade (photo taken 1962)

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Exterior: north portico

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Exterior: partial view of east facade (photo taken 1970)

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Exterior: general view

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Interior: entrance hall

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Interior: arched entry to Grand Staircase Hall

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Interior: base of marble stairs with bison sculpture by G. Gardet

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Interior: base of marble stairs with bison sculpture by G. Gardet

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Interior: marble floor, Tyndall limestone walls

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Interior: Legislative Assembly chamber

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Interior: Grand Staircase with bison sculptures by G. Gardet

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Interior: Grand Staircase with bison sculptures by G. Gardet (photo taken 1962)

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Interior: Grand Staircase with bison sculptures by G. Gardet (photo taken 1962)

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Interior: Grand Staircase with bison sculptures by G. Gardet

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Interior: Grand Staircase (mural by Brangwyn at top)

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Interior: north wall caryatids by Hodge & bison sculptures by G. Gardet

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Interior: marble stairs, Tyndall limestone walls & bison sculpture by G. Gardet (photo taken 1962)

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Interior: north wall caryatids by Hodge, bison sculpture by G. Gardet

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Interior: Grand Staircase Hall with Tyndall limestone walls & marble floor (photo taken 1962)

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Interior: dome rotunda - centre well to "pool of black star", war mural & marble floor

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Interior: dome rotunda (image from lantern slide)

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Interior: dome rotunda - centre well to "pool of black star" & classically designed marble floor

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Interior: dome rotunda - marble floor, centre well to the "pool of black star", & war mural

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Interior: dome rotunda's stone pedestals & Corinthian columns with light fixtures & Minerva head between

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Interior: pool of the black star beneath dome rotunda - circular chamber surrounded by Doric columns

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Interior: arched corridor with Tyndall limestone walls

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Interior: arched corridor with Tyndall limestone walls

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Interior: arched corridor with Tyndall limestone walls

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Detail: base of stairs with bison sculptures by G. Gardet

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Detail: marble handrail carving at Grand Staircase base

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Detail: 2nd floor Grand Staircase Hall cornice with Greek fret or key border relieved with carved lions' heads

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Detail: Corinthian columns & Minerva relief sculpture on the wall of the dome rotunda

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Detail: Pompeian bronze green lamp on balustrade on 2nd level of Grand Staircase Hall

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Detail: view from "pool of the black star" chamber below dome rotunda, looking up at war mural "Lest We Forget" by Sir Frank Brangwyn

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Detail: war mural "Lest We Forget" by Sir Frank Brangwyn above legislative assembly chamber entrance

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Detail: north wall caryatids designed by A. Hodge

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Detail: north wall caryatids designed by A. Hodge

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Detail: north wall caryatids designed by A. Hodge

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Detail: caryatid designed by Albert Hodge, carved by the Piccirilli Brothers on third level, supporting cornice of north wall entrance (photo taken 1966)

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Detail: cariatides (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: crystal chandeliers

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Detail: building directory

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Detail: inside stairs & railing

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Detail: library balustrades

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Detail: portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

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Detail: portrait of Prince Philip

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Detail: side hall skylight

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Detail: side hall skylight

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Detail: side hall skylight

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Detail: side hall skylight

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Detail: dome interior

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Detail: dome interior

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Detail: dome interior

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Detail: decorative ceiling corner

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Detail: Moses and Solon in Legislative Assembly Chamber (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: "Next-of-kin" war memorial statue by Marguerite Taylor & Col. J.N. Semmens

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Detail: east portico entrance with statue of Lord Selkirk by Piccirilli Brothers

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Detail: sphinx (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: stone sculpture sphinx cornice at corner of north pediment by A. Hodge (1 of 2)

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Detail: frontal view of stone sculpture sphinx, one of two by Albert Hodge, on cornice at corner of north pediment (photo taken 1997)

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Detail: head of stone sculpture sphinx, one of two by Albert Hodge, on cornice at corner of north pediment (photo taken 1997)

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Detail: upper portion of south portico

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Detail: east portico with statues of Lork Selkirk & La Verendrye made by the Piccirilli Brothers

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Detail: fluted columns at east portico entrance

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Detail: Ionic capital on fluted column

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Detail: column base

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Detail: exterior window with decorative metal grille

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Detail: tympanum

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Detail: pediment (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: side pediment figures (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: pediment figures (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: pediment figures (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: dome with statue of Golden Boy by G. Gardet (photo taken 1966)

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Detail: dome with statue of Golden Boy by G. Gardet & 4 statues at base corners by W.B. Rhind

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Detail: dome with statue of Golden Boy by G. Gardet & 4 statues at base corners by E.B. Rhind

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Detail: Golden Boy by G. Gardet (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: Golden Boy by G. Gardet (image from lantern slide)

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Detail: base of dome with statues (Agriculture, Art, Industry, Learning) by W.B. Rhind

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Detail: decorative flower urn carved from stone

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Detail: statue of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko by A. Daragan (photo taken 1966)

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Detail: statue of Queen Victoria by British sculptor, George James Frampton, 1910

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Detail: construction of interior stonework

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Detail: construction shown at base of dome

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Detail: capitals at quarry (image from lantern slide)

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Plan: ground floor

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Plan: 1st floor

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Plan: 2nd floor

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Plan: legislative chamber

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Site plan

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Section diagram