Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fairchild Building / Sterling Cloak Building (110-120 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

This six-storey warehouse was designed by local architect John D. Atchison and constructed in 1907 under the supervision of Herbert B. Rugh. It was built for the Fairchild Company, under proprietor Frank A. Fairchild, which sold agricultural implements. It was one of the first warehouses to break with the Richardsonian-Romanesque tradition established by the Whitla, Ashdown, and Gault Buildings. The Fairchild firm remained in the building until 1953 after which it was sold to the Sterling Cloak Company, which converted it to a garment factory. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Fairchild Building / Sterling Cloak Building

Fairchild Building (May 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Fairchild Building plaque

Fairchild Building plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89898, W97.14190
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Memorable Manitobans: Frank Alanson Fairchild (1849-1898)


Fairchild Building / Sterling Cloak Building (110-120 Princess Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 1985.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2019

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.