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Marshall-Wells Warehouse
136 Market Avenue

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Opportunities created by large-scale prairie settlement prior to World War I attracted the Marshall-Wells Company to Winnipeg in 1894.

Based in Duluth, Minnesota, Marshall-Wells was the third-largest hardware merchant in the United States. Six years later, a new warehouse was erected at 123 Bannatyne Avenue and three salesmen were put into the field to sell hardware, exotic foodstuffs and chemicals. Like many warehouses of the time, the location was adjacent to a Winnipeg Transfer Railway spur line.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1905 Municipal, 1987, grade III Rough-cut limestone on lower portion of façade, keystones over windows, wood post and beam. 8 storeys/178,355 total floor area

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Warehouse for wholesale trade Offices 136 Market Avenue S. Hooper and C. Walker





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