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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bathgate Block (242 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building, designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of Barber and Barber, was erected between 1882 and 1883 at the northwest corner of Princess Street and Alexander Avenue for William Bathgate. Bathgate owned the building until 1888 when a Quebec-based financial firm took control of it.

The block’s long-term occupants included a tent and canvas manufacturer (1891-1926), a foundry (1924-c1973) and a washing machine merchant (1926-c1950). Other tenants have included wholesalers, manufacturers, and commission agents. The municipally-designated historic building has been vacant since around 2001.

Bathgate Block

Bathgate Block (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90263, W97.13923
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Bathgate Block (242 Princess Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, October 2004.

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2021

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