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Daylite Building

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Originally four storeys high, the Daylite Building was designed and constructed in 1899 by James H. Cadham on the southeast corner of McDermot Avenue and Princess Street in the western half of the warehouse district.

The Daylite Building was a speculative investment for John Duncan McArthur, a Winnipeg-based railway contractor, property developer, and manufacturer-distributor of lumber and other building materials.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1899 Municipal, 1987, grade II

Red brick with rough cut Tyndall stone trim, wood post and beam frame.

6 storeys/41,580 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Originally a warehouse for the manufacture and wholesale of drugs, later used in the garment trade. Offices/warehouse 296 McDermot Avenue J.H. Cadham, 1899; J.H.G. Russell, 1904





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