Historic Sites of Manitoba: Finnie and Murray Block / Western Glove Works Building (321 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This five-storey warehouse building, designed by local architect George William Northwood, was built in 1912 by Carter-Halls-Aldinger for David Nicholson Finnie and George Coupar Murray, proprietors of the Finnie and Murray Manufacturing Company. The partnership, a wholesale manufacturer and importer of dry goods and men’s clothing, later dissolved and carried on until 1927 as Murray’s Limited.

The building was taken over by the Western Glove Works Limited, which shared the space with the Garry Press Limited, publisher of the Weekly News and Jewish Post. Garry Press moved out in the early 1950s but Western Glove remained until 1987 when it relocated to a new plant on Logan Avenue. Renovations made to the building in 1988 were recognized with a Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award the next year. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

The former Western Glove Works building

Western Glove Works Building (no date)
Source: Winnipeg Building Index

The former Western Glove Works Building

The former Western Glove Works Building (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Western Glove Works Building

The former Western Glove Works Building (January 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89816, W97.14366
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger

Memorable Manitobans: David Nicholson Finnie (1883-1969)

Memorable Manitobans: George Coupar Murray (1863-1938)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Western Glove Building (321 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1987.

We thank Darryl Resch for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2023

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