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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Campbell Brothers and Wilson Warehouse / Adelman Building (92-100 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

This building was designed by architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell for one of western Canada’s largest wholesale grocers, Campbell Brothers and Wilson. Formed in 1885 by Robert Joseph Campbell and his brothers, the company was joined by Robert Richey Wilson in 1900. Like other Winnipeg firms of its type, the company bought merchandise in large quantities then broke them into small units for sale to retail merchants. It specialized in tea, coffee, spices, mustards, jelly powders, and tobacco.

Constructed in 1903, the Campbell Brothers and Wilson Warehouse at 92-100 Princess Street was located on a spur line of the Canadian Pacific Railway that provided a convenient means of sending and receiving goods. In 1912, two additional floors designed by Russell were added to the building by the Shepley Construction Company at a cost of about $27,000

In 1945, the business was sold to wholesale grocer J. M. Sinclair, who continued to use the building until 1958 and, two years, it became a furniture store. The building, now a municipally-designated historic site, has been converted to condominiums.

Adelman Building / Campbell Brothers & Wilson Warehouse

Adelman Building / Campbell Brothers and Wilson Warehouse (no date)
Source: Christian Cassidy

Adelman Building / Campbell Brothers & Wilson Warehouse

Adelman Building / Campbell Brothers and Wilson Warehouse (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89842, W97.14225
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)

Manitoba Business: Shepley Construction Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

100 Princess Street - Penthouse Condominiums, Winnipeg Downtown Places.


Adelman Building / Campbell Brothers and Wilson Warehouse, 92-100 Princess Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, November 1982.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2023

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