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The Exchange District

Great Western Electric 110 James Avenue
Once known as the Ryan Brothers Building, the faded paint is barely visible, but reveals the original owners of this warehouse.

Delaval Warehouse 128 James Avenue
Built in 1912 this Edwardian red brick warehouse is still in operation.

Richards and Brown Warehouse 128 James
An unusual laminate concrete façade distinguishes this warehouse from the neighbouring warehouse buildings.

Hydro Sub-station No.1 54 King Street
City Light & Power Company, the first public utility in Western Canada, began operation in 1911.

Anne (Blue Ribbon) Building 87 King Street
When the building opened, the property extended to Arthur Street with both building façades being identical. In 1911, when the Blue Ribbon Company moved to larger premises, the building was divided by a brick party wall.

Ryan Block 104 King Street
Designed by Hugh S. Griffith in the Richardsonian Romanesque style common in the warehouse district, the building was originally three storeys in height and displays the main elements of the Richardsonian Romanesque style.

Sparling Sales Building (Kings Head) 120 King
Andrew Carruthers had operated a hide and wood business in Ontario before coming to Winnipeg in 1889 to take advantage of Winnipeg’s prominence in the historic fur trade.

Carruthers Building 124 King
After demolishing the previous structure the Carruthers building was built upon the original foundation. This may explain the existence of a double sash window in the basement wall. A wall that may have been buried when Brown's Creek was filled in.

Crane Lombard Building 93 Lombard
This five storey brick building is an excellent example of a renovated heritage building.

Gaylord Block/Kemp Building 111 Lombard
Originally built for the Kemp Manufacturing Company in 1903, this six storey structure was designed by J. H. Cadham and built by P. Burnett at a cost of $45,000.

Grain Exchange III 165-167 Lombard Avenue
The Exchange was first located in the Market Square area in the basement of City Hall, then in buildings on Princess Street. The facilities on Princess were quickly outgrown and the traders opted to construct larger premises at the northeast corner of Lombard Avenue and Rorie Street in 1906.

Great West Life Building 177 Lombard Avenue
Erected for one of Western Canada’s largest financial institutions, this building is a fine example of the French Beaux-Arts School style.

Great West Life Annex 185 Lombard Avenue
Built in 1900, this 2 storey building endures in style as Bailey's Restaurant below the towers surrounding it.

Union Trust Tower 191 Lombard Avenue
The Union Trust Tower is a typical Chicago School Skyscraper occupying an unusually long and narrow site at the corner of Lombard Avenue and Main Street. This corner lot reflects the long and narrow shape of the lots that the early settlers laid out in narrow strips extending from the Red River.

James - Lombard



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