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Architecture of Canada

24 July 2011

1942 – Canadian National Building, Winnipeg

Telecommunications building constructed by Canadian National Railways. Due to the importance of the services contained within, it was designed to the highest standards. Of fireproof construction, it was made of solid reinforced concrete...

30 July 2011

1947 – River Heights School, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Built to a fairly standard design used throughout the 1940s and early 1950s in Winnipeg, River Heights School is an example of the larger variant of the design. A sprawling single storey building,...

29 June 2010

1948 – Ss. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John N. Semmens The cathedral’s famous stained glass windows, created by artist Leo Mol depict the history of the Ukrainian Catholic church.

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...

17 December 2009

1950s – Poplar Park Community Hall, Manitoba

A large community hall which although not architect designed does have a certain style and grace.

01 July 2010

1952 – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cook’s Creek, Manitoba

Architect: Fr. Philip Ruh The Church of the Immaculate Conception or as it is popularly known, the Cathedral of the Prairies is a Ukrainian Catholic Church built in the middle of the Manitoban...

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...