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Historic Sites of Manitoba: National Storage and Cartage Building / Johnston Terminal Building (25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

This building was constructed in 1928 by the Carter-Halls-Aldinger Construction Company, at an estimated cost of $134,700, to provide warehouse space for the Canadian National Railways. It was leased to the National Storage and Cartage Limited, a wholly-owned CNR subsidary, until 1961. For the next 15 years, it was occupied by the Johnston National Cartage Company, later known as Johnston Terminals Company, from which the present building name is derived. It sat vacant as of 1977 and was later renovated as retail space at The Forks. The Winnipeg building is a municipally-designated historic site.

South elevation of Johnston Terminal Building

South elevation of Johnston Terminal Building (December 2012)
Source: George Penner

South elevation of Johnston Terminal Building

South elevation of Johnston Terminal Building (September 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

North and east elevation of Johnston Terminal Building

North and east elevation of Johnston Terminal Building (September 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88705, W97.13010
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nistawayak / Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Johnston Terminal Building (25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway Repair Shop / Manitoba Children’s Museum (45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Power House (8 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Stable / Great Northern Railway Stable / Forks Market Building (1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Northern Railway Freight Lift Bridge (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: C. Genik Plaque (25 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

25 Forks Market Road - Johnston Terminal Building (National Cartage Building), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 1987.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 September 2022

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