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Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald

This Winnipeg-based construction firm was established by Finlay Fraser and Alexander MacDonald.

Some of its construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Maycock Block (renovations)

586 Main Street, Winnipeg

1913

 

Odd Fellows Hall

521 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg

1913

 

Julia Clark School

615 Academy Road, Winnipeg

1918

 

Wiley Warehouse

533 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg

1918

 

Quality Clothing Block

687 Main Street, Winnipeg

1923

Demolished (?)

Queen Apartments

518-520 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1927

 

Tivoli Theatre

115 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1927

 

Graham Block

399 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg

1928

 

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

170 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

668 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

701 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

Portage Avenue and Ingersol Street

1929

Demolished (?)

Safeway Store No. 510

719 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

 

Safeway Store No. 502

247 Lilac Street, Winnipeg

1929

 

Safeway Store No. 522

227 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg

1929

 

Singer Sewing Machine Building

424 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

 

Vaughan Apartments

219 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg

1929

 

Riverbend School for Girls (expansion)

630 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg

1930

 

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Finlay Fraser (1879-1948)

Sources:

“Permits are issued in city in past 7 days,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 July 1929, page 25.

“Permits for week number fifty-three,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 August 1929, page 24.

“Announcing the official opening of the first of a series of our new type service stations,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 August 1929, page 23.

“Prairie Cities Oil Co. opens service station,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 August 1929, page 23.

“Complete excavation for filling stations,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 September 1929, page 26.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Singer Sewing Machine Building, 424 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings & Resources Committee, May 2019.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2022

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