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Glengarry Block

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The Glengarry Block, on the south side of McDermot Avenue between Princess and King streets, was another one of John Duncan McArthur’s speculative investments in Winnipeg. Among his other investments were the Breadalbane (Ambassador) Apartments, McArthur (Childs) Building, and the Daylite Building.

McArthur, originally from Ontario, was a railway and general contractor, and was involved in lumber and milling concerns and in property development.  He was well positioned to benefit from the city’s growing status as the financial, transportation, wholesale distribution and grain marketing centre of the west.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1910 Municipal, 1987, grade III

Brick and Tyndall stone, projecting pilasters, iron cornice, brick pediment, girder-post sketetal frame.

7 storeys/47,520 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Housed a variety of wholesalers and manufacturers, including garment trade. Garment manufacturing 290 McDermot Avenue J.H.G. Russell





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