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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Casa Loma Building (644 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Designed by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell, this building at the southeast corner of Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street was built in 1909 by the construction firm of Carter Halls Aldinger. Intended as an apartment block with retail space on the first floor, the four-storey brick building was an investment by Neil T. MacMillan and Robert Vollans. It was owned from 1915 to 1930 by the City Securities Company which was managed by Vollans as of the 1920s. Business occupants have included the grocer Alex Hendry, G. H. Wood and Company, Alfonso’s Colour Centre, Linn Signs, Shodor Industries, and The Rosery florist shop. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Manitoba Deaf and Dumb Institute

A view from the top of Fire Hall No. 5, with the Manitoba Deaf and Dumb Institute at right and the Casa Loma Building in the background, behind the streetcar (circa 1910)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0330

Casa Loma Building

Casa Loma Building (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88839, W97.15833
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Casa Loma Building (Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park)


Casa Loma Building, 644 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, December 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 17 June 2017

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