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Manitoba History No. 89
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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

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In July 1905, a five-storey building opened at this site along Portage Avenue as the western Canadian flagship for the T. Eaton Department Store chain. Three additional floors were added in 1910. It was demolished in 2002 to make way for a sports arena.

Managers

Period

Manager

1905-1914

Alfred Allison Gilroy (1865-1919)

?-?

Herbert Mason Tucker (1875-1959)

?-?

Alfred Rea Tucker (1909-1979)

Photos & Coordinates

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg (November 1972)
Source: George Penner

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg

Eaton’s Department Store in Winnipeg (January 2002)
Source: George Penner

Eaton’s building undergoing demolition

Eaton’s building undergoing demolition (December 2002)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89266, W97.14375
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: T. Eaton Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timothy Eaton Statue (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Employee War Memorial (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Printing Plant and Warehouse (130 Galt Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Eaton’s Department Store (Main Street North, Dauphin)

A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg by Russ Gourluck, Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2004.

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 6 July 2019

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