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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shragge Warehouse / Orlaff Scrap Metals Building (400 King Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building on King Street in Winnipeg, measuring 69 feet by 72 feet, was designed by local architect James Chisholm and built in 1913 by contractor Arthur John Bonnett for scrap metal dealer Bernhard Shragge at a cost of about $35,000.

Shragge Warehouse

Shragge Warehouse (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Jewish Historical Society Collection #2736

Shragge Warehouse / Orlaff Scrap Metals Building

Shragge Warehouse / Orlaff Scrap Metals Building (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Shragge Warehouse / Orlaff Scrap Metals Building

Shragge Warehouse / Orlaff Scrap Metals Building (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90731, W97.13617
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Chisholm (1841-1920)

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur John Bonnett (1874-1942)

Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Shragge (1861-1941)


“Permits passed $10,000,000 mark,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 July 1913, page 1.

400 King Street - Shragge Warehouse by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Places.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 14 February 2023

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