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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bell Block (370 Donald Street, Winnipeg)

This 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.

Bell Block

Bell Block (circa 1912)
Source: Pam Cooper

Bell Block

Bell Block (April 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89583, W97.14440
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Dominion Business College / Cooper Education Institute


“Tenders,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 July 1905, page 4.

370 Donald, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee.

We thank Pam Cooper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 September 2015

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