Historic Sites of Manitoba: Crump Block (844-852 Main Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building at the northwest corner of Main Street at Dufferin Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 78 feet by 96 feet, was designed by local architect Daniel Smith and built in 1904 by the Manitoba Construction Company for realtor Percy A. Crump, at a cost of about $45,000.

In its original configuration, the building contained a branch of the Bank of Commerce and three retail spaces on its main floor while the upper two floors contained 28 residential apartments. At the time of a 2020 site visit, the building had been renovated extensively.

The former Harman’s Drug Store building

Crump Block (1908)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

The former Harman’s Drug Store building

Crump Block (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90894, W97.13374
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Smith (1840-1913)

Manitoba Business: Kelly Brothers / Manitoba Construction Company / Kelly Brothers and Mitchell / Thomas Kelly and Sons

Memorable Manitobans: Percy A. Crump (?-?)

Manitoba Business: Canadian Bank of Commerce


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 650/1903, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1904, page 2.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 578/1904, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“A new North End block,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 October 1904, page 25.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #215 May 1956, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Jordan Makichuk, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 April 2024

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