Historic Sites of Manitoba: Daylite Building (296 McDermot Avenue / 73 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

The Daylite Building was erected in 1899 as a speculative investment by John Duncan McArthur. Designed and constructed by James Henry Cadham, the original four-storey building on the southeast corner of McDermot Avenue and Princess Street was expanded, in 1904, by an additional two floors designed by John Hamilton Gordon Russell and built by S. G. Browne. On completion, the building was shared by the Ames Holden Shoe Company of Montreal and the Bole Drug Company owned by David Wesley Bole and W. W. Bole.

More recently, the building (a municipally-designated historic site) has been occupied by a range of businesses.

North view of the Daylite Building

North view of the Daylite Building (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

South view of the Daylite Building

South view of the Daylite Building (April 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89764, W97.14259
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Henry Cadham (1850-1907)

Memorable Manitobans: John Duncan McArthur (1854-1927)

Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Daylight Building (296 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1987.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2022

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