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Portage Avenue Winnipeg

28 April 2010

1904 – Eaton’s Department Store, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: John Woodman For years the focal point of downtown Winnipeg, the former Eatons Department Store has been demolished to make way for a much criticised entertainment complex. Fortunately the linked Eaton Place...

28 April 2010

1967 – Royal Bank Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Searle Associates Large office building above a podium storey. The rectangular grid of the prefabricated cladding is pleasing to the viewer, if stark. The ground floor which acts as a...

28 April 2010

1896 – University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: S. Frank Peters & George Browne The smaller of the two universities based in Winnipeg, but the more central campus, located off Portage Avenue, the University of Winnipeg presents a stern face...

28 April 2010

1917 – Paris Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Woodman & Carey A stunning building on Portage Avenue, the Paris building is dramatically floodlit at night to accentuate its metal decoration. The building is a total contrast with many of the...

15 April 2010

1915 – 1181 Portage Avenue (Robert Fletcher Building), Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John Graham Originally built as a Ford Assembly Plant, this fine building is now used as offices. The building’s clean lines and vast windows would have been very contemporary in 1915 when...

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