Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telegram Printing Building (54 Adelaide Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick, stone, and concrete building on Adelaide Street in Winnipeg, measuring 35 feet by 90 feet, was designed by architect George William Northwood and constructed in 1910 by Wallace and Akins at a cost of about $22,000. Its first occupant was the Telegram Job Printers Limited. An addition measuring 9 feet by 90 feet, also designed by Northwood and built by Wallace and Akins, was made in 1912.

The building later hosted the Plebs Hall of the One Big Union.

Telegram Printing Building

Telegram Printing Building (July 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89754, W97.14438
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

Manitoba Business: Wallace and Akins

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Telegram Building (70 Albert Street, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Telegram


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 649/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1169/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 26/1922, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2023

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