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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Cartage and Warehousing Building (345 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick warehouse on Higgins Avenue between Stanley and Lizzie streets in Winnipeg was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers and built in 1926 for the Manitoba Cartage and Warehousing Company at a cost of about $70,000. In 1929, an addition measuring 162 feet by 87 feet was added, also designed by Northwood and Chivers and built by contractors Pain and Roe, was built at a cost of about $85,000, bringing the total size of the building to 265 feet by 87 feet.

At the time of a 2022 site visit, the building was occupied by a storage facility.

Manitoba Cartage Building

Manitoba Cartage Building (1929)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 9 November 1929, page 6.

The former Manitoba Cartage Building

The former Manitoba Cartage Building (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

The former Manitoba Cartage Building

The former Manitoba Cartage Building (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90588, W97.13935
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Pain and Roe


“Greater Winnipeg's building activity in 1926 has added to city structures totalling $15,000,000,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 January 1927, page 29.

“Construction of four new school; advanced figures,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 June 1929, page 20.

“Progressive building in Winnipeg 1929 season,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 August 1929, page 28.

“Pioneer organization in city opens fireproof home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 November 1929, page 6.

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

Northwood & Chivers, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 November 2022

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