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Rhodes Community HallNW 8-29-22 WPM, Ethelbert area

Rhodes Hall is a well-preserved example of a 1920s-1930s-era wood-frame, boomtown-fronted, rural community hall. Such structures were commonly located in eastern European districts, where they were erected either as parish halls in conjunction with a nearby rural church, or as secular “National Homes” built by local literary and fraternal organizations. From the time of initial

Marringhurst Heritage House

The stately Marringhurst Heritage House, located 15 km northwest of Pilot Mound near Rock Lake, is the much-storied centrepiece of the Marringhurst District. An elaborately appointed, and now lovingly restored, Four Square-style red-brick farm home, it recalls the lives and times of the region’s many Anglo-Ontario settlers in general, and more specifically that of Richard


OUR HISTORY: Willow Plain School

Willow Plain School is located along a short stretch of rural highway that forms the main street in the village of Sarto, an early Ukrainian settlement in the RM of Hanover in southeastern Manitoba. Constructed in 1911, it is a good, typical example of the many one-room multigrade schools that served small communities and rural