Virden is named for the misspelling of the German town Verden in the homeland of the wife of the 7th Duke of Manchester.
Location: Virden is located in the southwest part of the Province.
Judicial District: Western Judicial District
Courthouse – Virden
Location: 232 Wellington Street West / 7th Avenue
Built: 1911 – 1912
Architect: William A Elliott of Brandon
Contractor: William Thomas Manser of Virden
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story buff coloured brick structure . The southeast front has two recessed entrances at each end of the building. The windows are vertical. The roof line is flat. The building contains the Empire-Advance which is one of the finest and best equipped opera houses in Western Canada. The the Auditorium has a handsome interior and superb acoustics.
Photos taken 2010