Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald

This Winnipeg-based construction firm was established by Finlay Fraser and Alexander MacDonald.

Some of its construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Nassau Street Baptist Church (foundation)

549 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg

1907

 

Nassau Street Baptist Church (superstructure)

549 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg

1909

 

Maycock Block (renovations)

586 Main Street, Winnipeg

1913

 

Odd Fellows Hall

521 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg

1913

 

Julia Clark School

615 Academy Road, Winnipeg

1918

 

Wiley Warehouse

533 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg

1918

 

Quality Clothing Block

687 Main Street, Winnipeg

1923

Demolished (?)

Breen Motor Building (addition)

245 Main Street, Winnipeg

1925

 

Mindell Block

607-609 Main Street, Winnipeg

1925

 

Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (addition and alterations)

315 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1927

Mostly demolished (2011), facade preserved

Carlton Building (alterations)

354 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1927

 

Queen Apartments

518-520 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1927

 

Quinton Dyers and Cleaners Building (addition)

Daly Street, Winnipeg

1927

Demolished (?)

Tivoli Theatre

115 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1927

 

Graham Block

399 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg

1928

 

Holt Renfrew Store (renovations)

354 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1928

 

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

170 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

668 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

701 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

Portage Avenue and Ingersol Street

1929

Demolished (?)

Safeway Store No. 504

535 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

1929

 

Safeway Store No. 510

719 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

 

Safeway Store No. 502

247 Lilac Street, Winnipeg

1929

 

Safeway Store No. 522

227 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg

1929

 

Singer Sewing Machine Building

424 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

 

Vaughan Apartments

219 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg

1929

 

Riverbend School for Girls (expansion)

630 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg

1930

 

Victoria Court (underpinning)

471 William Avenue, Winnipeg

1934

 

North End Sewage Disposal Plant

2230 Main Street, Winnipeg

1935-1937

 

Kolchin and Boxer Store (alterations)

415 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1938

Demolished (?)

Edward Building (alterations)

325 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1938

Destroyed by fire (1954)

Singer Sewing Machine Building

590 Main Street, Winnipeg

1939

 

City Hydro Showroom (renovations)

405-407 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1944-1945

Demolished (?)

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Finlay Fraser (1879-1948)

Sources:

“Fraser and MacDonald have been awarded the contract,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1927, page 8.

“Permits are issued in city in past 7 days,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 July 1929, page 25.

“Permits for week number fifty-three,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 August 1929, page 24.

“Announcing the official opening of the first of a series of our new type service stations,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 August 1929, page 23.

“Prairie Cities Oil Co. opens service station,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 August 1929, page 23.

“Complete excavation for filling stations,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 September 1929, page 26.

“More new homes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 1938, page 22.

“Boost in building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 October 1938, page 23.

“Lowest hydro job bid is Fraser MacDonald’s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1944, page 11.

“City Hydro’s new showroom will be opened,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 1945, page 6.

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

Singer Sewing Machine Building, 424 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings & Resources Committee, May 2019.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 February 2024