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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McIntyre Block (416 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Designed by Winnipeg architect J. D. Atchison and built in 1898 by contractor S. B. Ritchie, for entrepreneur Alexander McIntyre, this massive brick building on Main Street replaced an earlier structure on the site destroyed by fire. Originally just five storeys, two more floors were added in 1908. The building provided office space for a wide range of retail and professional companies. It was demolished in 1979 and the site became a parking lot.

McIntyre Block

McIntyre Block before the addition of top two storeys (circa 1905) by Ed Justement
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0259

McIntyre Block

McIntyre Block after the addition of top two storeys (circa 1908)
Source: “Pictorial Souvenir of Winnipeg,” Gordon Goldsborough

McIntyre Block

McIntyre Block (1970s)
Source: Winnipeg Building Index

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89637, W97.13902
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander McIntyre (1841-1892)

Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy R. Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 season

Sources:

We thank Rob McInnes for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2014

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