Historic Sites of Manitoba: Western Paint Building (521 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg)

This four-storey brick building on Hargrave Street in Winnipeg was built in 1908 as a warehouse for Joseph Ernest Guertin and his Western Paint Company. An iconic neon sign, featuring a kaleidoscopic logo topped with a cowboy hat, is attached to the front of the building. A heritage mural by Annie Bergen appears on the south exterior wall.

Western Paint Building

Western Paint Building (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89965, W97.14352
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Ernest Guertin (1878-1953)


This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 11 January 2023

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