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Inglis (NWCTA) Building

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A two-storey house originally stood at 291 Portage Avenue. However, when Portage Avenue developed into Winnipeg’s commercial centre in the early 1900’s, the property became a valuable location for a business premise.

Owner, A.F. Thomas, built a one-storey café at 291 Garry in 1908. By the end of the year he had added 16 feet (4.9 metres) to the rear of the structure, plus an upper storey. J. D. Atchison designed this first phase and the contractor was J. McLeod. When completed, the cost of the solid brick structure was $10,000.




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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1908 Municipal 2002  Grade III

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2 storeys

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Café Retail 291 Garry Street A.F. Thomas, 1908; J.D. Atchison, 1908, 1916; Ross and Macdonald (Montréal), 1914


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