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10 November 2015

2013 – Mere Hotel, Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg

Architect: David Penner Architect A 67-room boutique hotel that opened in 2013 – essentially a simple black box surrounded by a facade of coloured bars. According to the developers, the hotel is a...

11 June 2015

1910 – Canada Building, 352 Donald St., Winnipeg

Architects: James J. McDiarnid Fine Chicago-style building of six storeys. Of steel frame construction, it allowed for large window openings. Sadly the original doorway opening at streetlevel has been replaced. At streetlevel the...

10 June 2015

2015 – Alt Hotel, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Stantec Multi-purpose development with office accommodation as a podium for a small boutique hotel in a short tower. The building has street level commercial space and incorporates a remnant from a previous...

28 March 2015

1913 – Design Proposal for Manitoba’s Legislative Building, Winnipeg

Architect: G.A. Bligh Livesay Competition entry for design of new provincial legistlature building in Winnipeg, designed by George Augustus Bligh Livesay (1867-1916). Lt. G.A. Bligh Livesay was killed during the Great War, December...

11 November 2014

1905 – Town Hall, Dauphin, Manitoba

Architect: Stuart Geekie The former Dauphin Town Hall, a Romanesque Revival-style building was designed by Dauphin architect and local politician, Stuart Geekie. Designed as multi-purpose building, there was a second-floor auditorium, and the...

09 October 2014

1886 – Post Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Constructed as the Winnipeg Post Office and Customs Office, it was only used as such until 1908, when a new post office building was constructed on Portage Avenue. Used as federal offices until...

13 June 2013

1913 – Snippets from the construction of Manitoba Parliament, Winnipeg

Architects: Francis Worthington Simon From The Building News, February 16 1912: “Mr. Leonard Stokes, P.R.I.B.A., has been appointed by the Government of Manitoba to act as assessor in the competition for the new...

10 November 2012

1886 – Volunteer Monument, Main Street, Winnipeg

Architect: Samuel Hooper Originally constructed on the grounds of the second Winnipeg City Hall in 1886 and moved to its present site beside the Manitoba Museum and the Centennial Concert Hall in the...

01 October 2012

1904 – Courthouse, Morden, Manitoba

Architect: Samuel Hooper Designed by the Provincial Architect Samuel Hooper as a courthouse and small holding jail for the surrounding area. A simple building, with an unsual pediment, it now has rather unfortunately...

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