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Manitoba Business: Prain and Ward / Ward and Macdonald / Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors / MCM Architects

This Winnipeg-based architectural firm was founded in 1951 by Edgar Prain and James Thomas Laurance “Laurie” Ward. The chronology of names under which the firm has operated is as follows:

Period

Firm Name

Before 1951

See Edgar Prain

1951-1958

Prain and Ward

1958-1969

Ward and Macdonald

1969-1974

Ward, Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors

1974-1987

Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors

1987-?

MCM Architects

Some of the firm's architectural works in Manitoba have included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

St. Alban’s Anglican Church

468 Rathgar Avenue, Winnipeg

1951

 

Memorial Hall

368 Jemima Street, Selkirk

1951

 

Dieppe School

530 Dieppe Road, Winnipeg

1952

 

Royal School

450 Laxdal Road, Winnipeg

1952

 

Libau School

Libau, RM of St. Clements

1952

 

Richard School District No. 1092 (renovations)

Somerset, Municipality of Lorne

1952

 

Viscount Alexander School (expansion)

810 Waterford Avenue, Winnipeg

1952

 

John Black School

McPhillips Street, Winnipeg

1952

 

Chalmers United Church (expansion)

Spruce Street at Barrett Avenue, Winnipeg

1953

 

West St. Paul School (expansion)

3740 Main Street, RM of West St. Paul

1953

 

East Kildonan School District No. 14 (two six-classroom frame, stucco, and concrete slab buildings)

Winnipeg

c1953

 

Fort Garry School District No. 2047 (10-classroom concrete, frame and brick veneer building)

Winnipeg

c1953

 

Riverview School (expansion)

Casey Street, Winnipeg

c1953

 

Transcona School (12-classroom concrete, frame, and brick veneer building)

Winnipeg

c1953

 

Westview School

600 Hoka Street, Winnipeg

1953

 

West Kildonan Collegiate

800 Salter Street, Winnipeg

1953

 

Fort Garry Municipal Building and Fire Hall

1350 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg

1954

 

Devonshire School (expansion)

Main Street, Selkirk

1954

 

Great Falls School District No. 2011 (school building)

Great Falls

1954

 

Royal School (expansion)

450 Laxdal Road, Winnipeg

1954

 

West Kildonan Collegiate (expansion)

800 Salter Street, Winnipeg

1954

 

Crane School

888 Crane Avenue, Winnipeg

1955

 

Melrose Junior High School

Roch Street at Melrose Avenue, Winnipeg

1955

 

New Rosewell School (expansion)

1455 Molson Street, Winnipeg

1955

 

Miles MacDonell Collegiate (expansion)

Winnipeg

1956

 

Selkirk Collegiate Institute / Selkirk Junior High School

516 Stanley Avenue, Selkirk

1956

 

Viscount Alexander School (expansion)

810 Waterford Avenue, Winnipeg

1956

 

Rosedale United Church (expansion)

525 Beresford Avenue, Winnipeg

1957

 

St. Vital United Church

St. Vital

1957

 

Radisson School

1105 Winona Street, Winnipeg

1957

 

Westview School (expansion)

600 Hoka Street, Winnipeg

1957

 

West Kildonan Collegiate (expansion)

800 Salter Street, Winnipeg

1957

 

Red River School (expansion)

2400 Main Street, Winnipeg

1957

 

Crane School (expansion)

888 Crane Avenue, Winnipeg

1958

 

Templeton School

2536 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg

1958

 

Transcona Central School (renovations)

Oxford Street, Winnipeg

1958

 

Fort Garry Municipal Office (renovation)

1350 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg

1959

 

General Byng School (expansion)

1254 Beaumont Street, Winnipeg

1959

 

Viscount Alexander School (expansion)

810 Waterford Avenue, Winnipeg

1959

 

Roland School

Roland, RM of Roland

1959

 

Princess Margaret School

367 Hawthorne Avenue, Winnipeg

1959

 

Wayoata School

605 Wayoata Street, Winnipeg

1959

 

Regent Park School

411 Moroz Street, Winnipeg

1959

 

Tyndall School

Tyndall, RM of Brokenhead

1959

 

Transcona Central School (renovations)

Oxford Street, Winnipeg

1959

 

Springfield Heights School

505 Sharon Bay, Winnipeg

1960

 

Radisson School (expansion)

1105 Winona Street, Winnipeg

1960

 

Miles Macdonell Collegiate (expansion)

Winnipeg

1960

 

River East Collegiate

295  Sutton Avenue, Winnipeg

1960

 

Vincent Massey High School

715 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon

1960

 

Roland School (expansion)

Roland, RM of Roland

1961

 

Carman School (8-classroom building)

Carman

1961

 

Miami School (5-classroom building)

Miami, RM of Thompson

1961

 

Hartney Collegiate (11-classroom building)

Hartney

1961

 

Wawanesa Collegiate (8-classroom building)

Wawanesa

1961

 

Souris Collegiate (11-classroom building)

Souris

1961

 

Seven Oaks School

172 Smithfield Avenue, Winnipeg

1962

 

Ralph Maybank School (expansion)

20 Donnelly Street, Winnipeg

1963

 

River East Collegiate (expansion)

295  Sutton Avenue, Winnipeg

1963

 

Garden City Collegiate (expansion)

711 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg

1964

 

Margaret Underhill School

25 Regina Place, Winnipeg

1965

 

Ralph Maybank School (expansion)

20 Donnelly Street, Winnipeg

1965

 

Jameswood Elementary School (expansion)

1 Braintree Crescent, Winnipeg

1967

 

Assiniboine School (expansion)

175 Winston Road, Winnipeg

1967

 

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

205 Twentieth Street, Brandon

1967-1969

 

Hampstead School (expansion)

920 Hampstead Avenue, Winnipeg

1968

 

John W. Gunn School (expansion)

351 Harold Avenue West, Winnipeg

1968

 

William Russell School

50 Monterey Road, Winnipeg

1968

 

Neil Campbell School (expansion)

845 Golspie Street, Winnipeg

1968-1969

 

Arthur Day Middle School

43 Whitehall Boulevard, Winnipeg

1968-1969

 

Salisbury School No. 2 (expansion)

795 Prince Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg

1969

 

West St. Paul School (expansion)

3740 Main Street, RM of West St. Paul

1969

 

Chief Peguis Junior High School

1400 Rothesay Street, Winnipeg

1969

 

Bruce Junior High School

333 Booth Drive, Winnipeg

1969

 

Donwood School

400 Donwood Drive, Winnipeg

1970-1971

 

Elwick Community School

30 Maberley Road, Winnipeg

1973

 

Inwood Collegiate (expansion)

Inwood, RM of Armstrong

1974

 

Angus McKay School (expansion)

850 Woodvale Street, Winnipeg

1974

 

Polson School (expansion)

491 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg

1974-1975

 

Forest Park School (expansion)

130 Forest Park Drive, Winnipeg

1975

 

John De Graff School

1020 Louelda Street, Winnipeg

1976-1977

 

Dr. F. W. L. Hamilton School (expansion)

3225 Henderson Highway, East St. Paul

1976-1977

 

Winnipeg Centennial Library

Graham Avenue, Winnipeg

1977

 

Chancellor School

1520 Chancellor Drive, Winnipeg

1978

 

Van Walleghem School

1 Princemere Road, Winnipeg

1987

 

Robson Hall

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

?

 

Keystone Centre

Eighteenth Street, Brandon

?

 

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Prain (1881-1958)

Memorable Manitobans: James Thomas Laurance “Laurie” Ward (1925-1985)

Memorable Manitobans: Gerald Doull “Gerry” Macdonald (1930-2016)

Sources:

“Tenders [Memorial Hall],” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 1951, page 26.

“Tenders [Charleswood schools],” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 1951, page 25.

“Tenders [... Richard School District],” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1952, page 30.

“Tenders for addition to school building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 1952, page 33.

“Chalmers’ United plans enlargement,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1953, page 34.

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 1953, page 37.

“Tenders [East Kildonan Schools],” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1953, page 29.

“Tenders [School, Fort Garry],” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1953, page 40.

“Municipal Hall of Fort Garry soon started,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1953, page 8.

“Tenders [Royal School],” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1954, page 39.

“Tenders [Devonshire School],” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1954, page 43.

“E. Kildonan lets contract for school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1954, page 3.

“Tenders [Great Falls School],” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1954, page 43.

“Tenders [New Rosewell School],” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1955, page 41.

“Tenders [Miles MacDonell Collegiate],” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 April 1955, page 29.

“Tenders [High School, Selkirk],” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1956, page 22.

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1957, page 15.

“Tenders [Transcona School District No. 69],” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1957, page 26.

“New St. Vital United Church to be ready for Christmas,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1957, page 33.

“A record of growth since 1910,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1957, page 35.

“Veteran architect Edgar Prain dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1958, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 August 2021

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