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Virden

Virden is named for the misspelling of the German town Verden in the homeland of the wife of the 7th Duke of Manchester.

 

Location:  Virden is located in the southwest part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Western Judicial District

 

Courthouse – Virden

 

Location:  232 Wellington Street West / 7th Avenue

 

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Classical

Architect:  William A Elliott of Brandon

Contractor:  William Thomas Manser of Virden

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff coloured brick structure . The southeast front has two recessed entrances at each end of the building. The windows are vertical. The roof line is flat. The courtroom / council chamber is located on the first story adjoining the new Town Hall addition constructed in 1989. The building also contains the Empire-Advance which is one of the finest and best equipped opera houses in Western Canada. The the Auditorium has a handsome interior and superb acoustics. 

 

 

 

Town Hall / Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2019