The stone is native Manitoba limestone, but is a veneer only. The Salvation Army used this building for administrative acts until the building was replaced by the Colony Street Citadel in 1960. It is a sad fact that many of Winnipeg’s older structures have been altered in the same haphazard manner. By 1911, Hutchings was reportedly worth two million dollars, and this is interesting in light of the fact “that he was required to pay his rent daily in advance before opening his premises for the day” [16] at the outset of his business career. Winnipeg: University of Winnipeg Press, 1970. Written by Laura Wiens for Heritage Winnipeg. Since the death of the last owner, demolition is the likely course for all the old buildings on the north side of Pioneer. This building was erected in 1881 for the Ontario Bank, which had its head office in Toronto. The cornerstone of St. Mary’s Church was laid on 15 August 1880, by Archbishop Taché. St. Mary’s Cathedral was the first Roman. Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy. The addition was added so skillfully, that one cannot tell where the old joins the new. John Fletcher Mitchell had become a very prominent Winnipeg citizen by the year 1896. Constructed in 1884, the present-day Clements Block stands on the site of Winnipeg’s first court house. This structure eventually became a cheap rooming house. The result of this amalgamation was the Massey-Harris Company, which is called today The Massey Ferguson Company Ltd. Winnipeg. until the 1940s, when it was converted into a clothes factory. By 1914, Gordon was the president of many companies, including Monarch Life, Royal Canadian Securities, Gordon, Fares, Iron side and the Standard Trust. The rock-faced variety has survived in the old Hood Apartments on Sargent Avenue at Langside. When new, this building was decorated with cresting and urns along the top of the cornice. For the past ten years, approximately half of the eleven storeys in the Royal Bank have been vacant. A commemorative plaque by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada stands immediately south of the Union Bank Annex. He was assisted by Principal Sparling, Thomas Nixon and others. After the fire, the Bank and the C.P.R. As an historical document, Transactions may contain language that is no longer in common use and which may offend some readers. By 1901, Winnipeg had become more cosmopolitan. This building was designed by Barber and Barber, and now houses the Civic Employees’ Credit Union and the Good Neighbours Club. Perhaps this too was an early jail. This group also looks after the interests of its members when disputes arise with developers or the City. The true elements of our history lie not in the beer garden or the “Fort Apache” complex which are planned for 1974. The lamentable fact about this building is that it shall fall after the negotiations for the Trizec development are completed. Spence, Thomas. When completed, Ashdown’s house boasted a green tile roof, which is still in good repair; limestone walls; and a tile-roof garage with an automobile turntable and grease-pit. In later years, this building was the home of William R. Bawlf and later that of Victor Sifton. Thompson. Source: Gordon Goldsborough, Union Bank Building commemorative plaque (2009) Many of these blocks were vastly different from the present-day ‘cinderblocks’ used by the construction industry. moved into Knox Church, then on Portage Avenue. Engaged Ionic Columns seem to support the first storey of this brick and stone edifice. At that time, this area of the city was the “Icelandic” section. Early in 1882, Steen and Boyce spoke of the Ontario Bank in glowing terms, linking its growth with that of Winnipeg itself. The I.O.O.F. Normally concrete blocks were formed in much the same way as bricks: a well-watered mix was poured into a mould or a stiff mix was tamped in ... a new Toronto process changed this ... As the concrete remained in the absorbent mould it hardened further under the influence of the dampness, producing a denser block than could be made by other methods. They should not be construed to represent the views of today’s Manitoba Historical Society. J. Wilson Gray was the architect of this brick and stone building. It was built in 1907-1908. Seven Oaks House Museum in summer with the garden in full bloom. Chafe, J. W. An Apple for the Teacher. Heritage Winnipeg: Thinking of Thanksgiving. During 1965, the mansard-roofed rector’s house was removed and replaced with a lawn. The initial excavations and completion of the steel framework took approximately seven and one-half months. The first picture shows that steel skeleton just before the outside walls were about to be built. The building was crowned with a statue of benevolent prosperity holding a sheaf of wheat. (ed.) In 1890, the Manitoba and North-Western Railroad occupied this building, selling out to the Commercial Club a year later. 13. The fine quality of this building helps to show the fine quality of education at that institution. This, therefore, exposes the myths about supposed decrepit buildings engendered by the local press in the name of ‘progress.’. Number 159 Carlton began to appear sometime after 1900. Spence, Thomas. Lucas, Fred C. Among his accomplishments was the introduction of the Workmen’s Compensation Act in 1907. Somerset bears a close resemblance to Isbister and Pinkham Schools, and was probably designed by J. Since that time, the Rupert Street structure has served as a place where the gentlemen of Main Street and its environs can ‘dry out’ after a day’s or an evening’s partying. Its site is on Sherbrook Street, north of Notre Dame Avenue. The grand staircase was not touched; neither were the hand painted walls in the reception hall. A half block south of the Clements Block is Birt Saddlery, which has its own dungeons. Built at a total cost of $36,738.00, it was named for J. Canada was experimenting with different building materials during the early 1900s. His old stable, constructed during the 1870s, was demolished to make way for the new, gaudy structure which is now called the Drake Hotel. Hamilton, Alice. Mitchell, a native of Colborne, Ontario, had come to Winnipeg in 1881, to participate in the boom. Ionic columns support that pediment, while engaged columns lend their own effects on either end. The bays, the bracketing, and gingerbread detailing were products of the genius of Johann Schwab, a German-Canadian architect. The old wrought-iron fence and gateway still remain, although the house itself has been destroyed. Toronto: The MacMillan Co. of Canada, Ltd., 1937. Olafson had immigrated from Iceland to Argyll, Manitoba, during 1886, only to endure three years of failure as a farmer. The tower is unusual, for it has a domed roof instead of the more typical pointed variety. Another eighteen days showed the building as it was in the third picture. William P. The Architecture of Manitoba. These blocks, according to Thomas Ritchie, were known as “Miracle Patent Stone Building Blocks.” As a building material, the concrete block was cheaper than cut-stone and was probably much stronger. Macoun, John. According to the Tyson sisters, the original ‘light’ or transom above the front door was red in colour. this building at 584 Main Street originally housed Dingwall’s Jewellery Store. It combines the technology of steel framing, a rich exterior and an elegant interior to project a sense of modernity and entrepreneurial success. MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 season. But if it is razed, then the historic cellar will disappear. Begg and Walter R. Nursey, Ten Years in Winnipeg, (Winnipeg: Times Publishing, 1879), p. 218. This section is smaller than its counterpart in the north portion of the basement. The interior of the first storey has remained unaltered, and at the head of the stairs, leaded glass proclaims the Ashdown family mascots. I discovered a tunnel mouth behind the huge, disused furnace. At the most, this particular home had only three rooms; a small parlour, possibly a bedroom and some form of kitchen. The prevailing motif is that of very dark hardwood. Winnipeg: T. W. Taylor Co., Ltd., 1912. Henry J. Boam, Twentieth Century Impressions of Canada, (London: Sells Ltd., 1914), p. 598. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting. Demolition showed that the wooden supports of this building had stood up remarkably well since its construction in 1886. Steen and Boyce (ed. The exterior walls of this building are adorned with brown pressed brick. Winnipeg: Herbert W. Blake, 1971. Here is a picture of the place where I am receiving some of my education. Once one of Winnipeg’s most beautiful homes, it is in fair condition despite constant abuse.

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