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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leckie Building (216 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey Winnipeg building was designed by local architect Henry S. Griffith and named for the sibling duo of dentist David Garnet Leckie (1880-1945) and interior decorating contractor Robert Andrew “Bert” Leckie (1884-1948). They took occupancy by late November 1900. Early tenants included the Young Liberal Club, tea merchant J. E. Huxley, Canadian Order of Foresters, tailor J. S. Stephenson, and Copeland Chatterson & Company. The structure suffered $2,500 in structural damages and $4,000 in tenant losses during a 21 September 1924 blaze, extinguished by crews from the Central Fire Hall and South Fire Hall. In July 2017, it became a municipally-designated historic building.

Leckie Building

Leckie Building (October 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89696, W97.13992
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

“Fine wall papers,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 November 1899, page 8.

“Removal sale of wall paper,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1900, page 8.

“Removed..,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 November 1900, page 8.

“The young Liberals: will take up new quarters in the Leckie Block,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 December 1900, page 5.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Hall dedicated,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 October 1909, page 7.

“Leckie Building gutted,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 September 1924, page 4.

“Fire in Leckie Block causes $7,000 damage,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 September 1924, page 5.

“Dr. Garnet Leckie, dentist, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 1945, page 5.

Death notice [David Garnet Leckie], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1945, page 14.

“Cpl. G. Kenneth Leckie married in California,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 August 1945, page 5.

“Robert Leckie, 63, dies at residence,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 April 1948, page 22.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2017

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