Historic Buildings

buildingMelville is a City full of original homes, businesses and churches. This is a guide to all of the Historic buildings in Melville.

420/430 Main St - CITY HALL

Constructed in 1912, this building was once the site of luxurious balls, and is still used for cultural events today.
 

429 Main St.

Motter’s Plumbing & Heating - Ervin G. Motter was the first tradesman to set up shop in Melville in 1908.

514 Main St.

This sturdy brick home dates back to approximately 1915 and is one of the oldest original houses in the city.

602 Main St (NE corner of 6th Ave E) - All Saint's Anglican Church

All Saint’s Anglican Church - the Anglican congregation lead by Reverend King in 1909, raised the $800 to construct their first church.
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124 6th Ave. E

All Saint’s Anglican Rectory

112 8th Ave. W

This stucco house was built around 1920 and belonged to H.E. Ross, one of the city’s early lawyers.

201 8th Ave. W

This original brick house was built in 1907, it is the oldest house still standing in Melville.

250 & 258 9th Ave. W

Examples of two bedroom wartime houses. Built in 1947-1949 for returning veterans and their families, payments were $25/month.

118 9th Ave. W

Mary Immaculate Convent 1928. (Dominican Sisters) This house was built in the early 1920's

633 Main St.

Central School - Construction began on Central Public School in 1909 on the corner of 6th and Main St. This building was later on torn down in 1973, to make way for three new buildings to cope with the overcrowding of schools.

543 Main St.

Masonic Temple Lodge #62 - built in 1923
It is now the home of Sil Foo Kung Fu Training Centre
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273 5th Ave W (NE corner of 5th Ave W & Sask. St.)

Jewish Synagogue - this structure was built in 1919
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W corner of 5th Ave. & Queen St. - Bethany Evangelical Church

Bethany Evangelical Church - this church was built in 1913
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NW corner of 5th Ave & King St.

First United Church - in 1908 the Articles of Union were signed in Melville making his congregation the first United Church in Canada

SE corner of 5th Ave. & Prince Edward St.

Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church - discussion took place as early as 1923 to build this church in Melville but construction was not complete until 1928.

238 3rd Ave. E

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - This is the original structure built in 1907 when the congregation was formed by Pastor A. Fricke. It was the first church erected in Melville.

203 3rd Ave. E

What is now the Classic Inn was built in 1942 and was the Swift Egg Drying Plant.

NE corner of 4th Ave. & Main St.

Post Office - constructed in 1928

312 Main St.   

Bowl Arena - The Princess Theatre, built in 1913 was equipped to provide fist class service and had a seating capacity of 500. In 1930, the theatre was sold and remodeled in 1953 it is still in use today as a bowl arena.

240 Main St.

King George Hotel - The Windsor Hotel was built in 1909, the name was later changed to the King George Hotel.

241 Main St.

Melville Jewellery - built in 1925

200 Main St.

Elks Lodge - In 1914, the Merchants Bank of Canada replaced their two storey frame with this brick structure. In 1922, they merged with the Bank of Montreal and were fully equipped with safety deposit boxes and a fireproof safe. In 1970 the bank moved and the building became the Elks Lodge.

122 2nd Ave. E

The Redgwick Block was built in 1907 and was the community’s first block.

145 2nd Ave. E

Waverley Hotel - was built around 1915

1st Ave. & Main St.

CNR Station - This CN Station located on 1st Avenue and Main St. in Melville as built in 1908 by Carter, Hall and Adlinger Co. It follows the Type A station Style dictated by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company at that time featuring a long hipgabled roof with a swept dormer at each end. The gables feature decorative timbering. Originally it housed a restaurant (The Beanery), waiting rooms, opererators, office, baggage room, and living quarters. The dormers were removed when the roof was repaired. Restoration of the Heritage building will see thier return. A meeting on January 4, 2006 at city hall centered around the future plans to turn the CN Rail Station Building into a CN Western Canada Hockey Hall of Fame.

Melville - Tourist Information Caboose

This caboose or van as they were known, was built by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1895 and was transfeto the CNR in February, 1925. It was customary that the van would be the hotel room the railway crew would use when their assingment was completed. In Canada these cars were called "vans". In the US they were referred to as a "caboose". The caboose was completely restored in the 1980's and placed on Queen St. as a Tourist Information Center.