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Dingwall Building

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Donald Ross Dingwall arrived in Winnipeg during the boom years of the early 1880s He had learned the jewelry and watchmaking trade as an apprentice in Montreal and established a company to manufacture and sell his exclusive line of men’s and women’s jewelry and watches.

Business proved to be successful and at the time of his death in 1913, Dingwall was prominent in Winnipeg society.  The Dingwall Trophy was sought by local competitors in the sports of curling and lacrosse.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1910-1911 Municipal, 1985, grade III Romanesque Revival Simplified neoclassical elements on facade, elaborate cornice, some skyscraper motifs, masonry over wood post and beam construction. 6 storeys/29,498 total floor area

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Wholesale warehouse and factory. Garment trade also occupied one floor. NA 62 Albert Street J.H.G. Russell





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