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Silvester-Willson Building

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Built in 1904, for A. Lee Willson, 222 McDermot Avenue contained the offices of A. Silvester, Hardware & Lumber Merchant of Elkhorn, Manitoba and H. Willson of Willson Stationery Co. of Winnipeg.

This was the third building to be located a this site. The first structure was built in 1890 and housed a carpentry shop that operated until 1894. The five-storey Silvester-Willson Building was built at a cost of $40,000. Designed by J. H. G. Russell, who was also a tenant from 1906-09.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1904 Inventory Solid brick, with a little decoration. 5 storeys/33,810 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Offices Offices 222 McDermot Avenue J.H.G. Russell





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