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Series s00158 - General Files

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s00158

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  • 1962-1971 (Creation)
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    Tuxedo (Man.)

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65 cm of textual records

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(1913-1971)

Administrative history

The former Town of Tuxedo began as a real estate venture when Frederick William Huebach identified the area for development and founded the Tuxedo Park Company Limited in 1905. The original Town Plan for Tuxedo was designed by landscape architect Rickson A. Outhet of Montreal in 1905. The Outhet plan was never implemented. In 1910, after acquiring additional land, Heubach commissioned the Olmsted brothers (sons of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City) to create a new plan for Tuxedo. On January 24, 1913, the Tuxedo Park Company Limited incorporated the Town of Tuxedo and Heubach became its first Mayor.

The Town of Tuxedo Council consisted of a mayor and four councilors. The Town managed its own police and fire departments and the Tuxedo Public Recreation Commission. It was part of the St. James-St. Vital-Fort Garry-Charlewood-Assiniboia-Tuxedo Health Unit. There were three public schools located within the Town, managed by the Assiniboine South School Division No. 3.

The Town of Tuxedo ceased to exist in 1972, when Chapter 105 of the Statutes of Manitoba came into force unifying twelve area municipalities and the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg into one city government.

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City Clerk's Department.

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Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of all surviving administrative correspondence directed toward the Town of Tuxedo. The correspondence is organized by month and year, and dates from January 1962 until December, 1971, the Town’s final year as a unique entity.

The files include documents arising from the business of the Town of Tuxedo, including Council agendas, various accounts, balance sheets and minutes. Correspondence covers a wide variety of topics including matters relating to: centennial year projects; constituent correspondence; Heuback Park; mailings: “To the Residents of Tuxedo”; Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg issues specific to Tuxedo; recreation complex; street name changes; Tuxedo Land Associates; Tuxedo Police Working Agreement. Some files include architectural drawings, blueprints and maps.

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F0007-0053

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