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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mitchell Block / Gillett Building / Grange Building (173 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey structure on McDermot Avenue was designed by local architect Arthur T. Timewell and built in 1886-1887 for the W. J. Mitchell Drug Company. Founded by Trolt and Melville in 1875, W. J. Mitchell joined the firm in 1880 and became its sole proprietor three years later. In 1910, the building was purchased by the American manufacturing firm of E. W. Gillett Company, which sold yeast and other baking products made at their factory in Toronto. During the 1930s, it became known as the Grange Building after its primary occupant, the Grange Stationery Company. It is now a municipally-designated historic site.

Grange Building

Grange Building (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89716, W97.13745
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William James Mitchell (1843-1907)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Grange Building / Mitchell Block / Gillett Building (173 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 1985.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2020

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