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Maltese Cross Building

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This fireproof warehouse was constructed for the Gutta Percha and Rubber Co. Ltd. of Toronto. Manufacturers of 'Maltese Cross' and 'Lion' businesses in Winnipeg under the name Winnipeg Rubber Company. At one time they operated from the Peck Building at 33-41 Princess.

This Edwardian building has characteristic red clay brick facades with dressed stone on the main floor. Details in the shape of the maltese cross are featured throughout. There is no wood used in the building, it is constructed only of steel and reinforced concrete and is completely fireproof.



Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1909 Municipal, 1997, grade III

Steel and concrete (no wood used), little ornamentation except for Maltese crosses, red brick.

7 storeys/48,694 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Wholesale warehouse Retail/Offices 286 McDermot Avenue/66 King Street John D. Atchinson





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