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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McLaren Hotel (554 Main Street, Winnipeg)

In 1910, brothers Archibald and Alexander McLaren completed a grand new, 165-room hotel at the corner of Main Street and Rupert Avenue in Winnipeg, built by the construction firm of Smith & Sharp. Its rotunda featured a ceramic mosaic tile floor. On the ground floor was a writing room, bar, dining room, and kitchen. As was common at the time, bedrooms on the upper floors generally lacked washroom facilities.

McLaren Hotel

Postcard view of the McLaren Hotel (1930s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0168

McLaren Hotel

McLaren Hotel (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90069, W97.13775
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Archibald McLaren (1856-1918)

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Stewart “Ike” McLaren (1866-1921)

Reginald Buller: The Poet-Scientist of Mushroom City by Gordon Goldsborough
Manitoba History, Number 47, Spring/Summer 2004

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2014

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