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Thompson, Codville Company Building (Sures Building)

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Situated between the elaborate Telegram Building, built around the same time, and the Geo. D. Wood Building of the 1890s, this warehouse is a rare example of a modest-sized structure of the city’s first boom period that has not been significantly altered.

After the announcement in 1881 that the Canadian Pacific Railway would pass through Winnipeg, the number of wholesale establishments jumped from twenty-six to sixty while the number of grocery wholesalers increased from four to nine and stock values nearly tripled.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1882 Municipal, 1983, grade III Hood mold around windows, elaborate metal cornice, post and beam construction. 3 storeys/19,200 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Wholesale warehouse Retail/Offices 246 McDermot Avenue Unknown





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