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.
The building became a municipally-designated heritage site (2020).
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
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 February 2023
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