Hespeler Heritage Gazebo
Size: 544 sq. ft.
Region: Niverville, MB
Timber: White Pine
- In 1879 the first grain elevator is western Canada was built by William Hespeler in Niverville, Manitoba. It was a round structure with a cupola and could hold a modest 25,000 bushels.
- To commemorate this first granary, residents of Niverville raised funds to build a gazebo that could be used for public concerts, plays and just relaxing on a summer day.
- This unusual design combines timber with steel eave rings at the main and cupola levels to achieve a shape that echoes the original Hespeler grain elevator.
- A curving back wall made of cedar shiplap will fill three of the sections and provide late day sunshade and a backdrop for performers