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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nicholson Building / Donald H. Bain Building (115 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

This building, designed by local architect James McDiarmid and constructed in 1899, housed one of the oldest grocery brokerages in western Canada. The three-storey portion of this structure was built for Edward Nicholson who, together with his partner Donald H. Bain, did so well in the wholesale grocery business that, by 1920, they had moved to the neighbouring, five-storey Merrick-Anderson Building. A plaque is mounted on the west side of the main (south side) entrance of the building, now a municipally-designated historic site.

Bain Building

Bain Building (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bain Building

Bain Building (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Donald H. Bain Building

Bain Building Plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89730, W97.13485
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Donald Henderson “Dan” Bain (1874-1962)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

Donald H. Bain Building (115 Bannatyne Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, April 1980.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2017

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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