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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Stable / Great Northern Railway Stable / Forks Market Building (1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

The original purpose of these buildings at The Forks in Winnipeg was to accommodate horses used for the cartage and express business of two railways. The larger building was constructed for the Great Northern Railway (later Canadian Northern Railway) in 1909 while the smaller building was constructed for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1910. Both were designed by Warren & Wetmore, the same firm that designed the Grand Central Terminal in New York City. In the late 1980s, they were joined by an atrium and a series of bridges to create what is now known as the Forks Market.

The Forks Market Building

The Forks Market Building (August 2015)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the Forks Market Building

Interior of the Forks Market Building (January 2012)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88707, W97.13131
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nistawayak / Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Johnston Terminal Building (25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway Repair Shop / Manitoba Children’s Museum (45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Power House (8 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Stable / Great Northern Railway Stable / Forks Market Building (1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Northern Railway Freight Lift Bridge (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 24 April 2022

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