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The Paris Building was once described as Winnipeg’s “most elegantly clothed steel frame skyscraper”. The building was erected in two stages with the first five storeys in 1915, and the upper six in 1917. Designed by architects Northwood and Carey of Winnipeg and constructed by Carter-Halls-Aldinger, it was built at a price of $330,000.

The Paris Building features magnificent terra cotta ornamentation and striking architectural design. The rental office and retail space was graced with grey marble wainscoting and stairs, with elegant woodwork and glass partitions between the airy, well-lit rooms. The Paris Building was one of a group of office towers that gradually shifted business interests away from Main Street.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1915-1917 Municipal, 1981, grade II Terra cotta 11 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Offices and retail. Offices 259 Portage Avenue Northwood and Carey


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