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Lost Winnipeg

19 July 2012

1912 – Free Exposition Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John D. Atchison Developed as the Hall of Industry for the Winnipeg Industrial Bureau. Taken over by the Board of Trade in 1918, and demolished in 1935 to make way for a...

04 July 2011

1912 – Kelvin Technical & High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: J.B. Mitchell Founded in 1912 as Kelvin Technical High School, the name was later changed to Kelvin High School. Built of Tyndall stone and Estevan red brick between 1910 and 1912. The...

08 July 2010

1913 – Former Rex Theatre / Epic Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Alexander Melville Demolished in 2008, the rendered facade concealed the remains of the original ornate classical design. The interior was largely intact prior to demolition despite a report by a downtown development...

13 February 2011

1914 – Kensington Building, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Architect: John D. Atchison Demolished and replaced with a taller building of less architectural merit, but similarly named.

13 August 2009

1914 – Tribune Building, Smith St., Winnipeg

Architect: John D. Atchison In 1914 a new building for the Winnipeg Tribune newspaper company was designed by leading local architect John D. Atchison. Unusually for the time, it was decorated with 14...

29 June 2010

1919 – Former Bank of Commerce, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Victor Daniel Horsburgh In Winnipeg the main banks had been clustered on Main Street. As Portage Avenue developed into a shopping area, the banks started to open up branches to cater for...

21 July 2012

1923 – Medical Arts Building, Graham Ave., Winnipeg

Architect: John D. Atchison Demolished in early 1970s to provide carparking space for newly constructed Medical Arts Building to the rear.

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...

06 March 2012

1960 – Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba

Architect: Green, Blankstein, Russell Associates Architects concept from 1960 of a new airport terminal for Winnipeg. Eventually completed in 1963, and closed in 2011. The project, estimated to cost $8.5m but eventually over...