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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strathcona Block / Fort Garry Court (160 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Designed by architect George Browne, and built opposite the Union Station in 1902, under the supervision of Edward G. Sherwood, Fort Garry Court (known in early days as the Strathcona Block) was damaged extensively by a fire on 1 February 1976 and was subsequently demolished.

Strathcona Block

Front view of the Strathcona Block (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg by W. A. Martel & Sons.

Strathcona Block

Rear view of the Strathcona Block (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg by W. A. Martel & Sons.

Fort Garry Court was visible in the lower, left corner of this postcard,
opposite the Union Station
(c1920s)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP0634.

Postcard of Fort Garry Court / Strathcona Block (no date)
Source: Rob McInnes

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88891, W97.13548
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy R. Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 season

Sources:

“3 die, 5 missing in downtown apartment blaze”, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1976, page 1.

Fort Garry Court, Winnipeg Building Index.

We thank Rob McInnes for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2014

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