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Assiniboine Park Pavilion 55 Pavilion Crescent
The pavilion burned to the ground in an early morning fire on May 27, 1929.  The Parks Board responded quickly by commissioning local architects Northwood and Chivers to design a new pavilion. On May 29, 1930 the new pavilion was opened.

Bank of Nova Scotia
(A.A. Heaps Building) 254-258 Portage Avenue

Located outside the perimeters of Bankers Row, the bank selected a location at the corner of Portage and Garry with an aim to attract the Portage Avenue businessmen.

Paris Building 259 Portage Avenue

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.

Birks Building 276 Portage Avenue
Originally Winnipeg's first YMCA, this building was purchased and renovated by the Henry Birks & Sons jewellery store.

Boyd Building 384 Portage Avenue
Designed by John D. Atchison, the Boyd Building was located at the western periphery of the downtown district until the Hudson’s Bay store extended the district further in 1925.

Hudson's Bay Company Store
450 Portage Avenue

In an effort to compete with the T. Eaton Company who had built their eight storey modern facility on Portage Avenue, the Hudson's Bay Company committed $5,000,000 to build a flagship store on the corner of Portage Avenue and Memorial Boulevard.

Wesley College (University of Winnipeg)
515 Portage Avenue

Wesley College (Wesleyan Methodist) incorporated in 1877, and the first classes opened in the fall of 1888 in Grace Church on Notre Dame Avenue. As enrolment expanded, the college moved to rented facilities on Albert Street, and in 1890 to a converted house at Broadway and Edmonton Street. The college eventually selected a permanent location in West Winnipeg on the Spence Estate near Manitoba College.

Casa Loma Building 644 Portage Avenue
The ground floor features two public facades for retailers with large windows. The residential areas provide wide hallways with high ceilings. There is dark wood accenting throughout the building’s doors and staircases. The suites offer high ceilings and many still have Murphy Beds that are disguised as fireplaces.

Scott Memorial Hall 216 Princess Street
A building named in memory of Thomas Scott, one of the most controversial figures in Manitoba history.

Ukrainian Labour Temple 591 Pritchard Avenue
The Ukrainian Labour Temple was built in 1918 by the Ukrainian Labour Temple Association (ULTA).

Riel House 330 River Road
Louis Riel himself never actually resided in this house. He visited only briefly in the summer of 1883, but it was here that Riel's body lay in state for two days in December of 1885 following his execution for his involvement in the North-West Rebellion.

Salvation Army Citadel 221 Rupert Avenue
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.”

Seven Oaks House 115 Rupertsland Boulevard
John Inkster’s Red River home is one of Winnipeg’s oldest surviving habitable houses. Built on his Kildonan farm in 1851, it was used as a private residence for a full century before being restored and reopened in 1958 as the Seven Oaks House Museum.

Principal Sparling School 1150 Sherburn Street
Principal Sparling School was named in honour of Reverend Dr. Joseph Walter Sparling (1842-1912), a theologian and educator known as "the Father of Winnipeg Methodism."

Holy Trinity Church 236 Smith Street
Six years before the town of Winnipeg was incorporated, the Parish of Holy Trinity held its first services in the Court House, outside the enclosure of the settlement of Fort Garry.

St. Regis Hotel 285 Smith Street
In continuous use as a hotel since its construction.

Marlborough Hotel 331 Smith Street
The hotel has undergone several ownership and physical changes over the years, although some original interior features remain.

Walker Theatre
(Burton Cummings Theatre) 364 Smith Street

The Walker Theatre is the oldest of Winnipeg’s three surviving grand theatres. Officially opening in February, 1907, the Walker showcased some of the finest pre-World War I performers from American and British stages.

All People’s Mission 119 Sutherland Avenue
After a number of moves to temporary quarters, the Methodist Sunday School purchased the original McDougall Church in 1893. It was moved to a lot north of the CPR station and was known as the All People’s Mission.

Manitoba Agricultural College
(Fort Osborne Barracks) 139 Tuxedo Avenue

Manitoba’s rapid growth at the turn of the century prompted the government to support agricultural research and education. In 1894, the Department of Agriculture had started a dairy school, followed by the establishment of the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1903-04.

Isbister School 310 Vaughan Street
Isbister School, one of the first three-storey school buildings in Winnipeg is the oldest public school building in Winnipeg.

J.H. Ashdown House 529 Wellington Avenue
The English-born James H. Ashdown was probably Winnipeg's best-known businessman arriving in the Red River settlement in 1868. By 1885, Ashdown had built the largest hardware warehouse west of the Great Lakes.

University Women's Club
(former Ralph Connor House) 54 West Gate

One of Canada’s best-selling authors, Ralph Connor, a pseudonym of Charles Gordon, built his home in the exclusive Armstrong’s Point residential district in 1913.

Carnegie Library 380 William Avenue
The provincial librarian, J. P. Robertson, wrote American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for financial assistance towards a new building.

Provincial Normal School 442 William Avenue
In 1882-83, over a decade after Manitoba's separate Protestant and Catholic school systems were established, normal teacher training was first offered locally.

Vaughan Street Jailhouse 444 York Avenue
Built in 1881, the Vaughan Street jail is the oldest and last remaining public building in the city from that year still standing.

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