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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Great West Saddlery Building (113 Market Avenue, Winnipeg)

The Great West Saddlery Company, under founder and President Elisha F. Hutchings, built this six-storey brick factory building in 1910 to complement an existing warehouse across the street. The firm manufactured saddles, harnesses, collars, whips, valises, and leather bindings, later expanded into automobile accessories, shoe bindings, and leather goods. Designed by Winnipeg architect W. W. Blair, it was used by the firm into the 1940s then by garment manufacturers in the 1950s and 1960s. It was vacant by 1978. It was renovated into cooperative residential housing in the late 1980s. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Great West Saddlery Building

Great West Saddlery Building (October 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Great West Saddlery Building

Great West Saddlery Building (February 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89833, W97.13526
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Elisha Frederick Hutchings (1855-1930)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Great West Saddlery Factory (112-114 Market Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Great West Saddlery Building, 113 Market Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, April 1985.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2021

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