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Historic Sites of Manitoba: International Laboratories Building (490 Des Meurons Street, Winnipeg)

This four-storey building on Des Meurons Street in the St. Boniface area of Winnipeg was constructed in 1919 by Carter-Halls-Aldinger as a warehouse for the Marshall-Wells Company, a hardware retailer. Within a year, however, it was sold to International Laboratories Limited, a manufacturer of paints and varnishes, and later of soap.

The former International Laboratories Building

The former International Laboratories Building (October 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88827, W97.11148
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger

Memorable Manitobans: Arnold Morley Smith (1886-1940)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marshall Wells Warehouse (123 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marshall Wells Warehouse (136 Market Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

“International Laboratories wins success in 15 years,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 August 1934, page 69.

Johnston Terminal Building (National Cartage & Storage Building), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings & Resources Committee, Murray Peterson, June 2019, page 11.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2022

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