/ The Exchange
Sparling Sales Building
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The history of this small building
encompasses the past of the fur trade, the arrival of the
immigrant, and the beginnings of Canadian air travel.
Carruthers had operated a hide and wood business in Ontario
before coming to Winnipeg in 1889 to take advantage of
Winnipeg’s prominence in the historic fur trade.
The business prospered and Joseph Greenfield was commissioned
to design a main office for the trade of hides, wool, furs
and Seneca root.