Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lindsay Building (228 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

Designed for entrepreneur Frank Lindsay by local architects John Woodman and Raymond Carey, this ten-storey office building was built over a 14-month period in 1911-1912 by the Kelly-Simpson Construction Company at a cost of $193,000. Major long-term tenants of the building included insurance companies; medical, legal and other professional firms; and the CJOB radio station. In 2004, the building (a municipally-designated historic site) was recognized with a Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award.

Architectural drawing of the Lindsay Building

Architectural drawing of the Lindsay Building (circa 1911)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 9 September 1911, page 18.

Lindsay Building

Lindsay Building (circa 1912)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0006

Lindsay Building

Lindsay Building (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Lindsay Building

Lindsay Building (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89553, W97.14104
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Woodman (1861-1944)

Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Marwood-Elton Carey (1883-1975)

Manitoba Business: Kelly-Simpson Construction Company / National Construction Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


“Fine office building at Notre Dame triangle,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 September 1911, page 18.

Lindsay Building (228 Notre Dame Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 1984.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 June 2024

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