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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Johnstone Block / Kuo Min Tang Building (209 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Frank Robert Evans and constructed in 1910 by Arthur John Bonnett for real estate agents James and Robert Johnstone. The first floor contained commercial space occupied by a succession of retail stores, art galleries, and more. The upper floor was used originally for offices and later as residential space. Later building owners included the Chinese Nationalist League of Canada, various businessmen, and the Kuo Min Tang Association of Manitoba. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Johnstone Block / Kuo Min Tang Building

Johnstone Block / Kuo Min Tang Building (December 2014)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90148, W97.13765
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Frank Robert Evans (1865-1949)

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur John Bonnett (1874-1942)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Johnstone Block (Kuo Min Tang Building), 209 Pacific Avenue, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, May 2019.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2021

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