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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Electric Railway Building (213 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

In 1912, the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company commissioned local architects R. B. Pratt and D. A. Ross to design its corporate headquarters at the northeast corner of Notre Dame Avenue and Albert Street. Completed the next year by Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company, the eleven-storey building cost $800,000. The company occupied its basement and first two floors but, by 1944, had expanded into about half of the space. In 1953, the provincial government purchased the firm’s plants, distribution facilities, and bus system. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Electric Railway Building

Electric Railway Building (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Richly detailed terra cotta on the Electric Railway Building

Richly detailed terra cotta on the Electric Railway Building (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89556, W97.14055
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Electric Railway Company / Winnipeg Electric Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Electric Railway Chambers (213 Notre Dame Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, April 1981.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2020

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