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Salvation Army Citadel

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The Salvation Army originated in England in the 1860’s. Led by evangelist William Booth, the Army operated on a belief that the hunger and ill health of poverty blocked the word of God. The Army distinguished itself from “formal” religion, offering both soup and spiritual aid.

During December, 1886, six members of the Army arrived in depression-ridden Winnipeg from Toronto. They were greeted at the train station with a colorful parade down Main Street. Winnipeg was the Army’s “frontier.”





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1901 Municipal, 1983 Grade III

Limestone and brick.

3 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Social Services Vacant

221 Rupert Avenue

J. Wilson Gray


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