Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store No. 513 (577 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building on Sargent Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 33 feet by 80 feet, was designed by the architectural firm of Northwood and Chivers and built in 1929 by the W. A. Irish and Company as a grocery for Safeway Stores Limited at a cost of about $12,000.

At the time of a 2023 site visit, the building was occupied by a pawn shop. Its exterior is relatively unmodified from its original appearance.

The former Safeway Store No. 513

The former Safeway Store No. 513 (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89664, W97.15797
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Northwood and Chivers / Northwood Chivers and Casey

Manitoba Business: Saul and Irish Construction Company / W. A. Irish and Company

Manitoba Business: Safeway Stores Limited


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3998/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Building permits $1,250,000 ahead of last season,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 August 1929, page 16.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 26 February 2024

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