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Portage Avenue Winnipeg

14 July 2012

1909 – Child’s Building, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Architect: John H. G. Russell Previously known as the McArthur Building. Demolished in the early 1980s to make way for a skyscraper development.

14 July 2012

1907 – Nanton Building, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Architect: Darling & Pearson Demolished.

04 July 2012

1901 – Former YMCA, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: George Creeford Browne Former YMCA building that was later heavily remodeled to become the Birks Building. Used as a branch of the YMCA from 1901 until 1913 when their new downtown building...

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.

10 May 2010

1912 – Carlton Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John D. Atchison The three-storey Carlton Building is a low-profile version of the Chicago Style of architecture, with detailing that reflects an Italianate influence. The block was built by the Sutherland Construction...

10 May 2010

1915 – Curry Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John D. Atchison Developed by City Comptroller Duncan Steele Curry (1852-1925) on the site of a previous property owned by himself. Recession and world war forced some developers to cancel projects. Curry,...

07 May 2010

1987 – One Canada Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Number Ten Architectural Group Unattractive office block that has dated poorly – the cladding colours being of their time.

06 May 2010

1927 – Hudson’s Bay Department Store, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: E.I. Barott Founded in 1670, the Hudson’s Bay Company’s (HBC) chief interests for its first two centuries were the fur trade, exploration and settlement. After 1870, when its territory of Rupert’s Land...

28 April 2010

1927 – Former Bank of Montreal, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Kenneth Guscotte Rea Fine little classical bank building nestled into a block of Portage Avenue. Now the offices of the Downtown Biz association, the building has fine Corinthian capitals on crisply incised...

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