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

This statue of merchant Tiimothy Eaton (1834-1907) was unveiled on 8 December 1919 by employees of his Winnipeg store to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of T. Eaton & Company. It stood in the Winnipeg department store until its demolition to make way for a sports arena. The toe of his left boot is shiny from having been rubbed by thousands of people through the years because it was thought to bring good fortune. Near the statue are two monuments for employees of the Eaton’s store who were killed during military service in the First World War and Second World War.

Timothy Eaton Statue

Timothy Eaton Statue (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89311, W97.14424
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.

Page revised: 6 July 2019

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