Manitoba Business: Davidson Brothers

This Winnipeg-based construction firm was established by three brothers: Albert T. Davidson, Alexander Davidson, and Frederick Harvey Davidson. It had ceased operations by 1913.

Some of the Manitoba buildings constructed by the firm:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Aikins House

630 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg

1901

 

Johnson House (Thomas Herman Johnson)

633 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

1901

Demolished (?)

Western Building

90 Albert Street, Winnipeg

1901

 

Guest Block

596-598 Main Street, Winnipeg

1902

Destroyed by fire (8 March 2024)

Jubilee Block

215-223 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg

1902

Demolished (?)

Dingle and Stewart Warehouse

263 Stanley Street, Winnipeg

1903

 

Modern Laundry Building

309 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

1903

 

Williamson Block

38 Kate Street / 553-555 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg

1903

 

Del Block

62 Princess Street, Winnipeg

1904

 

Franklin Press Building

168 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg

1904

 

Hallonquist Block

402-406 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg

1904

Demolished (1970s)

Alexandria Block

389-393 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg

1905

Demolished (1979)

Orris Block

305 Elgin Avenue, Winnipeg

1905

Demolished (?)

Del Block Annex

54 Princess Street, Winnipeg

1905

 

Dominion Bridge Plant

1500 Dublin Avenue, Winnipeg

1906

 

Bettes Block

289 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1907-1908

Demolished (?)

Elliott House

16 Ruskin Row, Winnipeg

1908

 

Cecil Rhodes School

136 Cecil Street, Winnipeg

1908-1909

 

Devon Court

376 Broadway, Winnipeg

1909

Demolished (1982)

Edmonton Block

383 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Wardlaw Apartments

544 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building

234 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Dingle and Stewart Warehouse (expansion)

263 Stanley Street, Winnipeg

1910

 

Haslemere Apartments

559-561 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

1910

Destroyed by fire (18 January 1974)

Gooderham House (Harold Dean Gooderham)

323 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1911

Demolished (?)

Taylor House

611 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1912

Demolished (2022)

Northwest Investment Building

575-581 Portage Avenue / 351-357 Langside Street, Winnipeg

1912

Destroyed by fire (2 February 2022)

Ashdown House

529 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1912-1913

 

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Albert T. Davidson (c1861-1948)

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Davidson (1851-1920)

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Harvey Davidson (1865-1935)

Sources:

“Reach $5,000,000 mark,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 May 1911, page 10.

Del Block, 62 Princess Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, February 2015.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2024