Historic Sites of Manitoba: Free Press Building (300 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

This six-storey brick structure on Carlton Street in downtown Winnipeg, designed by architects John Woodman and Raymond Marwood-Elton Carey and constructed by the firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger by 1913, was occupied by the Manitoba Free Press (later the Winnipeg Free Press) for 78 years. In 1991, the company relocated to an industrial park in northwest Winnipeg. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Free Press Building

Free Press Building (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Free Press Building

Free Press Building (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89335, W97.14638
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ella Cora Hind Plaque (300 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

MHS Centennial Business: Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba Free Press)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2950/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Free Press Building, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, February 1998.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2022

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