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Emerson is named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was an American writer.


Location:  Emerson is located along the Red River in the southeastern part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Eastern Judicial District


Courthouse – Emerson


Location:  104 Church Street / Winnipeg Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  John D Atchison of Winnipeg

Contractor:  Gray & Davidson of Emerson


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the centre of the city. The north front has a high portico with four white coloured Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is arched and framed with wood with a large window on the second story. The east and west sides have a centre section with brick pilasters dividing the windows and with wide pediment at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The large courtroom / hall is located on the second story. The building now houses the city offices and the Provincial Court


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $38,000.


See:  Eastern Judicial District has courthouses in BeausejourGimliSt. BonifaceSelkirkSteinbach and Winnipeg.




Emerson Courthouse / City Hall























Photos taken 2010 and 2018