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

This six-storey warehouse was designed by local architect J. D. Atchison and constructed in 1907 under the supervision of H. B. Rugh. It was built for the Fairchild Company, under proprietor F. 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 / Sterling Cloak Building

Fairchild Building plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

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

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

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: 21 May 2017

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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