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Historic Sites of Manitoba: General Motors Building / Inman Motors (155 Fort Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Fort Street in Winnipeg, measuring 125 feet by 126 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1928 at a cost of about $75,000 as a truck dealership for General Motors. In the 1930s, it also sold Chevrolet and Oldsmobile automobiles. A privately owned GM dealership called Inman Motors occupied the building from 1939 to 1958, after which it was used until 2005 by various auto-related enterprises. It is presently used as an office building.

General Motors Building

General Motors Building (1928)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 15 September 1928, page 27

General Motors Building

General Motors Building (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

General Motors Building

General Motors Building (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89046, W97.13700
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


“Permits for buildings pass $6,000,000 mark,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 1928, page 20.

“City’s first truck garage,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 September 1928, page 27.

155 Fort Street, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 11 March 2023

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