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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sparling Sales Building / Carruthers Warehouse (120 King Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey warehouse building was erected in 1896, on a design by local architect Joseph Greenfield, for fur merchant Andrew Carruthers. In 1906, the upper floor was rented to Der Nordwestern Publishing Company, the first and largest German-language press in Western Canada, printing the weekly Der Nordwesten since 1889. The business was bought by Frank Dojacek in 1922 and expanded into several multi-lingual publications. During the 1940s, the general offices of Canadian Pacific Airlines were located here. From 1951 to 1983, it was home to Sparling Sales, a wholesale radio and television sales business. In 1983, the building was renovated into office space and a restaurant. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Sparling Sales Building / Carruthers Warehouse

Sparling Sales Building (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89874, W97.14078
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Sparling Sales Limited (120 King Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, October 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 January 2015

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