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Architecture of Winnipeg

29 June 2010

1949 – Inkster School, Inkster Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Built to a fairly standard design used throughout the 1940s and early 1950s in Winnipeg, Inkster School is a single story building with a taller entrance bay.

14 April 2010

1950 – Brock-Corydon School, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Built to a standardised design used by the city, and not far from a similar design at Rockwood School. The building has a central entrance-way with further entrances to the ends of the...

08 July 2010

1950s – 280 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Moody & Moore Constructed as the Western Savings and Loan in 1950, and later extended in 1957 with the addition of extra floors. The interior is unremarkable save for a double-height ground...

14 August 2011

1953 – Northern Sales Building, 135 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg

Architect: Waisman Ross Considered one of the finest examples of modernist architecture in the city, this brick-and-glass structure incorporates some of the same design elements used in the Barcelona Pavilion. The modernist design...

07 May 2010

1955 – Great West Life Assurance, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Moody & Moore and Marani & Morris Designed as a corporate headquarters for Great West Life Assurance after they outgrew their Lombard Street premises, the large office building was designed by a...

08 July 2010

1957 – 385 St Mary, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Waisman Ross Interesting two storey office building in a Miesian idiom. The end wall of the building which encloses the set back entrance is built in perforated blocks creating texture and allowing...

20 January 2014

1958 – Chapel, St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

Architect: Moody & Moore One of the founding colleges of the University of Manitoba, St. John’s was originally based downtown, and has an Anglican ethos. The new college consisting of teaching facilities, dormitories...

29 June 2010

1958 – Former B’nay Abraham Synagogue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Kanarski Bnay Abraham Synagogue started in 1916 as a free loan and sick benefit society with a medical plan and death benefits for its members. In 1958, the present building at 235...

22 April 2010

1958 – Former Canada Post Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Green, Blankstein, Russell Associates Horrendous building with little or no human scale or charm. What is most upsetting about this building which occupies an entire block is that the previous Post Office...