WINNIPEG -- The Masonic Temple in Winnipeg, the First Baptist Church, and the Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator are among the province’s most endangered buildings, according to the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS).

The MHS said it works to track buildings around the province that are of historical significance and need to be preserved.

On Saturday, it released its 2020 list of the top 10 buildings and structures that are most at-risk of demolition in Manitoba, which includes (from oldest to newest):

Fairbanks House – built in 1881 in Emerson;

Fairbanks House

Source: George Penner via Manitoba Historical Society


Masonic Temple – built in 1895 in Winnipeg;

Masonic Temple

Source: Jamie Dowsett/CTV Winnipeg


Brookdale Grain Warehouse – built in 1902 in Brookdale;

Brookdale Grain Warehouse

Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2250 via Manitoba Historical Society


First Baptist Church – built in 1904 in Brandon;

First Baptist Church

Source: Gordon Goldsborough via Manitoba Historical Society


Gordon House – built in 1909 in Winnipeg;



International Harvester Building – built in 1911 in Brandon;

International Harvester Building

Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University, Gowen's Brandon exhibition collection via Manitoba Historical Society


Tree Planting Car – built in 1920 in the RM of Reynolds;

Tree Planting Car

Source: Gordon Goldsborough via Manitoba Historical Society


Mallard Lodge – built in 1932 in the RM of Portage la Prairie;

Mallard Lodge

Source: Gordon Goldsborough via Manitoba Historical Society


St. Vladimir’s Cottage – built in 1941 in Roblin; and

St. Vladimir’s Cottage

Source: Gordon Goldsborough via Manitoba Historical Society


Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator – built in 1948 in Tyndall.

Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator

Source: Bernie Freeman via Manitoba Historical Society


According to the MHS, there is no level of heritage designation that can legally protect a building against demolition.

It noted that it’s up to the municipalities themselves to decide what will happen to these structures.