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Winnipeg

22 April 2010

1873 – Hotel Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Walter Chesterton / Samuel Hooper Small hotel building on Main Street, where there was once many due to the railway station. Although ruined at ground level, the upper floors still have a...

22 April 2010

1835 – Upper Fort Garry Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Upper Fort Garry was the last of five forts, known to have been built in this general vicinity. The other forts included: Fort Rouge (circa 1736), Fort Gibraltar (circa 1806), Fort Douglas (circa...

22 April 2010

1883 – Lieutenant Governor’s Residence, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Thomas Scott In 1870, Manitoba entered Confederation and in 1872, the former Hudson’s Bay Company house at Upper Fort Garry was officially leased to the Dominion for use as the original home...

22 April 2010

1912 – Union Trust Tower, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John D. Atchison The Union Trust Tower occupies an unusually long and narrow site at the corner of Lombard Avenue and Main Street. The long and narrow shape of the property had...

22 April 2010

1922 – Great West Life Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John D. Atchison Erected for one of Western Canada’s largest financial institutions, the Great-West Life Assurance Company which was founded in Winnipeg in 1891, this building is a fine example of the...

22 April 2010

1906 – The Grain Exchange, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Darling & Pearson The center of commerce in The Exchange District, the Grain Exchange Building reflected the growth of Winnipeg at the turn of the century after the growth of the railroads....

22 April 2010

1965 – Public Safety Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Libling Michener & Associates On December 21 1964, Winnipeg City Council awarded a contract for the construction of the new Public Safety Building and Civic Parkade on land directly west of the...

22 April 2010

1911 – Hydro Sub Station No.1, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith, Kerry & Chace City Light & Power Company, the first public utility in Western Canada, began operation in 1911. From a generating station on the Winnipeg River electricity flowed through this...

22 April 2010

1908 – Maltese Cross Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: John D. Atchison This Edwardian building has characteristic red clay brick facades with dressed stone on the main floor. Details in the shape of the maltese cross are featured throughout. There is...