Special Places

Melita Site Inventory

Page 4 : Public Sites

217.E.2. Melita School

Construction Date:  1893 - 1905



Features: Antler River Historical Museum

336.E.2 Former Coulter School

Construction Date: 
Location:  Front Street


Coulter SD # 1772
Moved & renovated 1948 (to NE 35-1-27)
Moved to Melita (Thompson’s Plastics) after closing in 1958.

Original Building Function: School

Features: - has blackboards etc.

336.F.1 Melita Cemetary

Construction Date: 
Location:  SE 2-4-27


Land bought from T.D. Sturgeon


- R.M. Office has records
- 2-storey Chapel/Vault
- hillside location

336.F.2 Melita Cemetary BVault

Construction Date: 
Location:  SE 2-4-27

Origins: Land bought from T.D. Sturgeon

Original Builder/Architect: Johnston and Pope


- 2-storey Chapel/Vault with storage rack for coffins in lower level  - trap door access
- built into hillside for access  from outside

336.F.4 Melita School War Memorial

Construction Date:  1923
Location:  41 Ash Street


Concrete, Stone

Original Building Function: Memorial


- brass plate with names
- originally had a flag staff

336.G.1 Manchester Village Site

Construction Date: 
Location:  NW 36-3-27

Origins: Original Owner Name: Dr. Sinclair


- Plan #2 – Souris River Registry, March 28, 1882
 - 1883 R. Graham opened a store
- Post Office granted but the name “Manchester” was taken. Melita chosen from suggestions offered
 - with arrival of railway – station placed on 1-4-27 and town moved

336.J.1 Legion Memorial Hall

Construction Date: 
Location:  Main Street

Origins: Original Builder/Architect: Volunteer labour

Features: - Built as tribute to WW 2 Vets

336.J.2 I.O.O.F Hall

Construction Date: 1907
Location:  Main Street

Origins: I.O.O.F.
Building Committee T.S. Menary and Robert Wyatt.
Addition 1950

Original Builder/Architect: Johnstone & Pope

Upper Floor: Meeting Hall

Main Floor :
C.P. Holden – musical instruments
Miss Cassils – fruit and fancy goods
1909 – Mrs. Wickett – ice cream parlour
1912 Post Office – 1937
Customs Office operated from the east end of the Post Office
William Eyers – Undertaker 1939-53
MacLeod’s Store 1954-64
Clark Snyder – Clark’s T.V.  – 1964

Features: - prominent cornices
– stone trim - round arch over window
- brick quoins
 - upper level meeting hall – many original features
- names etches in ext. brick wall - datestone
- basement – former ext entrance


Construction Date: 
Location:  Front Street

Origins: Original Building Function:

Features: - erected for Canada’s centennial
- downtown location 


336.K.2 Memorial Park

Construction Date:  1931
Location:  Veteran's Day

Origins: Original Building Function:

Park & War Memorial

Features: -  Fieldstone Park Gate Posts at Oak & Summit.


336.K.3 Gerald W. Malaher Wildlife Management Area

Construction Date: 
Location:  SW 2-4-27

Original Builder/Architect:

Mr. Malaher was former director of the Game Branch

Original Site Function:


Features: - tress and fruit-bearing species planted
 - intent was to determine what types of food and cover plants could be grown on poor quality land that would be of benefit to pheasants during the winter.
- an experiment in revegitation – after the drought of the thirties.


336.M.1 C.P.R.Rail Bridge

Construction Date: 
Location:  SW 6-4-26

Origins: Original Owner Name:


Original Building Function: