Ogilvie Flour Mill, ca. 1911   Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries   The Ogilvie Flour Mill was the first of its kind in western Canada. Built in 1881, the structure featured a brick boiler, a 60-foot chimney and an 11-storey concrete cleaning house. After several fires — one of which spookily took place on Halloween in 1997 — the mill was finally torn down in 2005.

Ogilvie Flour Mill, ca. 1911 Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries The Ogilvie Flour Mill was the first of its kind in western Canada. Built in 1881, the structure featured a brick boiler, a 60-foot chimney and an 11-storey concrete cleaning house. After several fires — one of which spookily took place on Halloween in 1997 — the mill was finally torn down in 2005.

Industrial Bureau, ca. 1912 (site of the WAG) In 1912, a group of businessmen from Winnipeg pooled their money to open an art gallery in the Industrial Bureau building at Main Street and Water Avenue. Later, as the gallery grew, a new, triangular-shaped building was construction at the site in 1971. Today, the building consists of eight galleries, a large auditorium, a sculptural rooftop garden, a restaurant and more.

11 bygone photos of forgotten buildings from Winnipeg’s past

Industrial Bureau, ca. 1912 (site of the WAG) In 1912, a group of businessmen from Winnipeg pooled their money to open an art gallery in the Industrial Bureau building at Main Street and Water Avenue. Later, as the gallery grew, a new, triangular-shaped building was construction at the site in 1971. Today, the building consists of eight galleries, a large auditorium, a sculptural rooftop garden, a restaurant and more.

McIntyre Block, ca. 1907  Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries   Built for developer Alexander McIntyre just before the beginning of the 20th century, the McIntyre Block served as an office space for over 70 years. The building was demolished in 1979 to make way for a parking lot.

11 bygone photos of forgotten buildings from Winnipeg’s past

McIntyre Block, ca. 1907 Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries Built for developer Alexander McIntyre just before the beginning of the 20th century, the McIntyre Block served as an office space for over 70 years. The building was demolished in 1979 to make way for a parking lot.

15 historic photos that prove Portage and Main in Winnipeg has always been the place to be

15 historic photos that prove Portage and Main in Winnipeg has always been the place to be

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The Winnipeg Canadian Pacific Railway train station fills the background of this photo while the foreground features a streetcar as well as people looking at a steam locomotive (the "Countess Dufferin") on display in front of the station

Vintage Winnipeg postcard turn of the 20th century.

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Vintage Winnipeg postcard turn of the 20th century.

The Manitoba Hotel, ca. 1892   Manitoba HotelPhoto: The Manitoba Historical Society  Construction of the Manitoba Hotel began in the early 1890s, and the building officially opened on New Year’s Day, 1892. Built at a cost of $300,000, some of the building’s features included extravagant turrets, a red brick facade and a viewing deck with views of downtown. Alas, on a freezing cold morning in February 1899 (some reports say the temperature reached a low of -53° C!) the hotel burned down just…

11 bygone photos of forgotten buildings from Winnipeg’s past

The Manitoba Hotel, ca. 1892 Manitoba HotelPhoto: The Manitoba Historical Society Construction of the Manitoba Hotel began in the early 1890s, and the building officially opened on New Year’s Day, 1892. Built at a cost of $300,000, some of the building’s features included extravagant turrets, a red brick facade and a viewing deck with views of downtown. Alas, on a freezing cold morning in February 1899 (some reports say the temperature reached a low of -53° C!) the hotel burned down just…

McArthur Building, ca. 1915--   Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries  Designed by architect J.H.G. Russell, the McArthur Building was constructed between 1909 and 1910 for $400,000. Once the tallest building in Winnipeg, the structure stood until the late 1980s when it was demolished to make way for the TD building.

11 bygone photos of forgotten buildings from Winnipeg’s past

McArthur Building, ca. 1915-- Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries Designed by architect J.H.G. Russell, the McArthur Building was constructed between 1909 and 1910 for $400,000. Once the tallest building in Winnipeg, the structure stood until the late 1980s when it was demolished to make way for the TD building.

Grand View Hotel, Brandon, Manitoba, August 10, 1891 (Source: Magnacca Research Centre, Daly House Museum)

Grand View Hotel, Brandon, Manitoba, August 10, 1891 (Source: Magnacca Research Centre, Daly House Museum)

Manitoba -Postcard with concrete house on right.This two-storey residence in the village of Arden, in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne, was built in 1905, probably by the Arden Cement Block and Building Company established in 1904

Manitoba -Postcard with concrete house on right.This two-storey residence in the village of Arden, in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne, was built in 1905, probably by the Arden Cement Block and Building Company established in 1904

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