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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Garry Block (290 Garry Street, Winnipeg)

This four-storey building on the west side of Garry Street was built for the Mortgage Company of Canada next door to a competitor, the Canada Permanent Mortage Company. It was designed by local architects R. B. Pratt and D. A. Ross, and built in 1911 by the Kelly-Simpson Construction Company for $72,000.

The Mortgage Company of Canada remained in the building until 1955, sharing it with the Belgian consulate from 1923 to 1955, among other tenants. The Winnipeg Sun newspaper occupied its third floor in the 1980s. The building was later renovated extensively for medical office space. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Garry Block

Garry Block (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89368, W97.14069
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


The Garry Block (290 Garry Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1987.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2013

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