Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bell Block (370 Donald Street, Winnipeg)
This five-storey brick and stone building in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Herbert Matthews and constructed in late 1905 as a mixed retail and office space for real estate developer Frank C. Bell. Initially a three-storey structure, two floors were added in 1909. The firm of Bryce and Company occupied it from 1913 to around 1960 and, around 1914, a portion was occupied by the Dominion Business College. The building was later renovated into a residential apartment block. In 2015, the owners of the Bell Block received a Conservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg.
“Tenders,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 July 1905, page 4.
370 Donald, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee.
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Page revised: 13 July 2021