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The Exchange District

Market Building (Great West Saddlery Factory) 112-114 Market Avenue
Elisha Frederick Hutchings, an Ontarian of English descent, was the founder of Great West Saddlery Company, one of the world's largest, turn-of-the-century manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of harnesses, saddles and related goods.

Great West Saddlery Building 113 Market
The Great West Saddlery Company built this factory at the foot of Market Avenue to accommodate their booming business. Founder and president Elisha F. Hutchings had built the company into a large national interest and the factory complemented their main warehouse across the street.

Marshall-Wells Warehouse 136 Market Avenue
Opportunities created by large-scale prairie settlement prior to World War I attracted the Marshall-Wells Company to Winnipeg in 1894.

Steele Briggs Building 139 Market Avenue
A five storey Edwardian style brick warehouse built in 1912.

Stanley Brock Building 145 Market Avenue
A four storey Italianate style warehouse built in 1916.

Pantages (Playhouse) Theatre 180 Market
The Pantages Theatre was the first Canadian theatre in a chain of lavish vaudeville playhouses owned by the famous impresario Pericles (Alexander) Pantages of Seattle, Washington.

Electric Railway Chambers 213 Notre Dame
The Winnipeg Electric Street Railway was formed in 1892, later changing its name to the Winnipeg Electric Company in 1924. The company’s principals, William Mackenzie and capitalist James Ross had obtained an exclusive 35-year franchise to operate an electrical streetcar system in Winnipeg.

St. Charles Hotel 235 Notre Dame Avenue
Built on the northwest corner of Albert Street and Notre Dame Avenue during a recession in 1913, the structure cost $122,000.

Christie Block 245-255 Notre Dame Avenue
This two storey Art Deco style building has been in use as a retail, office and residential space since its origins in 1906.

Canadian General Electric Building
(Greater Winnipeg Gas) 265 Notre Dame

Built in a transitional zone bridging Winnipeg's warehouse and downtown commercial districts, its Art Deco styling was a marked departure from nearby offices and warehouses, many of which featured neoclassical designs popular prior to World War I.


Market - Notre Dame



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