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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glengarry Building (290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

The seven-storey Glengarry Building on the south side of McDermot Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell and constructed in 1910 by contrator Arthur Simmons at a cost of about $51,000. On opening, it housed various wholesalers and manufacturers, including importer and manufacturers’ agent Samuel Groff and Sons, and tobacconist John Erzinger. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Glengarry Building

Glengarry Building (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89756, W97.14218
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Simmons (1879-1950)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1970/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Glengarry Building (290 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1987.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2022

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