Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fairchild Warehouse / John Deere Plow Warehouse (255 Sutherland Avenue, Winnipeg)

This five-storey brick warehouse at the northeast corner of Sutherland Avenue and Derby Street in Winnipeg was constructed in 1902 as a three-storey structure. Measuring 40 feet by 100 feet, it was occupied by the Fairchild Company, under proprietor Frank Alanson Fairchild, that sold equipment from such firms as the John Deere Plow Company, an American manufacturer of agricultural implements.

In 1906, a two-storey addition, designed by local architect James Henry Cadham, was built at a cost of about $40,000. In the fall of 1907, the Fairchild Company was sold to the John Deere Plow Company.

Fairchild Warehouse

Fairchild Warehouse (1906)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 6 December 1906, page 25.

The former John Deere Plow Building

The former John Deere Plow Building (May 2018)
Source: Kerrin Asmundson

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90761, W97.13691
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Frank Alanson Fairchild (1849-1898)

Memorable Manitobans: James Henry Cadham (1850-1907)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fairchild Building / Sterling Cloak Building (110-120 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Wholesale houses make big showing,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 December 1906, page 25.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Kerrin Asmundson, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2022

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