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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Argyle Block (224 Notre Dame Avenue / 333 Garry Street, Winnipeg)

This four-storey brick building on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by architect Paul Melsted Clemens and constructed in 1908 by William Brown for the Argyle Land Company. The following year, the 30 by 110 foot structure was sold to businessman Frank Lindsay who, in 1923, sold it to grain merchant James Richardson. Photographer Charles I. Meyers operated a photography studio on its main floor from 1925 to 1940. Other businesses had offices on the second floor while the third and fourth floors contained residential apartments.

The building is now a municipally-designated historic site.

Argyle Block facing Notre Dame

Argyle Block facing Notre Dame (July 2014)
Source: George Penner

Argyle Block facing Garry

Argyle Block facing Garry (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89555, W97.14088
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Paul Melsted Clemens (1870-1966)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1908/1287, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Argyle Block, 224 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, March 2016.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2022

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