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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Charles Hotel (235 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey structure at the northwest corner of Albert Street and Notre Dame Avenue was designed and constructed over a three-month period in 1913 by the contracting firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger for Charles M. McCarrey and George Skinner, at a cost of $122,000. McCarrey, owner of the St. Regis Hotel, leased the St. Charles until 1914. Skinner then became owner-manager of the facility. He sold it in late 1933 and joined the Canadian National Railways. The hotel had a succession of owners after Skinner, including Nathan Rothstein, owner of the nearby Marlborough Hotel, during the 1950s.

Interior alterations were made to the rotunda and office in 1944. Water damage occurred to the parlour and dining room during the catastrophic 1950 flood. In 1965, the dining room was replaced by an enlarged beer parlour, coffee shop, and smaller dining and lounge space. The former mezzanine was converted to a banquet hall. The building, a municipally-designated historic site, has been closed since 2008.

St. Charles Hotel

St. Charles Hotel (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Charles Hotel

St. Charles Hotel (December 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89564, W97.14079
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

St. Charles Hotel (235 Notre Dame Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, December 1985.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2022

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