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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Allen Building / Wilson Building (288 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This six-storey building on the south side of McDermot Avenue was constructed in 1905 by Peter Lyall and Company for the paper products firm of J. C. Wilson Company. It was designed by local architect John Woodman. The company originally occupied the basement and first floor, with various tenants on the upper levels. Wilson moved out in 1946 and the structure was renamed the Allen Building. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Wilson Building

Wilson Building (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89751, W97.14207
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Allen Building (288 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1986.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2015

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