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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McGregor Armoury / Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives (551 Machray Avenue, Winnipeg)

The McGregor Armoury was designed by Winnipeg architect H. E. Matthews and built in 1913. The Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives was established in the Armoury in 1978.

Martin Park, a small green space on the north side of the Armoury building, is named in honour of Lieutenant-Colonel G. J. Martin who was killed on a training accident on Mount Worthington on 9 June 1969. The park was dedicated on 27 November 1970 (Cambrai Day) by Major General B. F. MacDonald and rededicated by Lieutenant General J. A. Fox on 18 October 2003. A Sherman tank plaque was unveiled on 17 October 1967 for the regiment’s 75th anniversary.

McGregor Armoury (November 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Martin Park Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Sherman tank at the McGregor Armoury (November 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.92784, W97.14032
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Garry Horse Monument (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Anglican Church (256 Smith Street, Winnipeg)

The Fort Garry Horse Regimental Home Page

Sources:

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 January 2015

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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