Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cockshutt Plow Building (238 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

This seven-storey brick warehouse on Princess Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Samuel Frank Peters and the first four floors were built in 1902 by contractors Robert Watson and John Alexander Girvin. The top three floors, also designed by Peters, were added in 1906 by builder John McQuarrie. For nearly 50 years, the building was associated with the Cockshutt Plow Company, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment. Later occupants included the T. Eaton Realty Company and the wholesale firm of J. Werier and Company.

In September 2019, it became a municipally-designated historic building.

Cockshutt Plow Building

Cockshutt Plow Building (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg, William A. Martel & Sons, 1903.

Cockshutt Plow Building

Cockshutt Plow Building (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90241, W97.13950
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Frank Peters (1847-1926)

Memorable Manitobans: Robert Watson (1856-?)

Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Girvin (1851-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: John McQuarrie (1849-1929)

Memorable Manitobans: Ezra Arthur Mott (1869-1951)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Cockshutt Plow Company Building, 238 Princess Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, April 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 26 November 2023

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