Manitoba Business: Pain and Roe

This Winnipeg-based construction firm was established by Franklin Coulson Pain and John Alexander Roe.

Some of its construction works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Tabernacle Baptist Church

155 Bannerman Avenue, Winnipeg

1923

 

House (repairs)

31 Mortimer Place, Winnipeg

1927


Holland Creamery Warehouse (repairs and alterations)

291 Owena Street, Winnipeg

1927

Demolished (?)

House (foundation)

374 College Avenue, Winnipeg

1927


Canadian Czechoslovak Benevolent Association Building (alterations)

154 Mckenzie Street, Winnipeg

1927


Brown Block (repairs)

207 Princess Street, Winnipeg

1928

Demolished (?)

House (repairs)

209 Chestnut Street, Winnipeg

1928


St. James Hotel

1719 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1928

 

Union Auto Garage Building

158 Fort Street, Winnipeg

1928


Albany Apartments (repairs)

91 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Bank of Toronto Building

98 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg

1929


Bettes Block (repairs)

289 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Kenilworth Court (repairs)

44 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

1929

Destroyed by fire (2015)

Manitoba Cartage and Warehousing Building (addition)

345 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg

1929


Olympia Hotel / Marlborough Hotel (renovations)

331 Smith Street, Winnipeg

1929


Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

1397 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Prairie Cities Oil Service Station

145 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Radio Industries Building

120 Fort Street, Winnipeg

1929


St. Mary’s Court (repairs)

371 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Waverley Block (alterations)

614-618 Main Street, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Garage (alterations)

203 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg

1929


House (repairs)

178 Colony Street, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

House

290 Lindsay Street, Winnipeg

1929


House (repairs)

984 McMillan Street, Winnipeg

1929


House (repairs)

15 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

House (alterations)

236 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

House (alterations)

260 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Warehouse (repairs)

57 Victoria Street, Winnipeg

1929

Demolished (?)

Office Specialty Manufacturing Building

358 Donald Street, Winnipeg

1930

Demolished (?)

Ross House (repairs)

484 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1930


House (repairs)

133 Inkster Boulevard, Winnipeg

1930


House (repairs)

250 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1931

Demolished (?)

House (repairs)

289 Beaverbrook Street, Winnipeg

1931


House (repair)

219 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg

1931


House (repairs)

30 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

1931

Demolished (?)

Stovel House (repairs)

6 Ruskin Row, Winnipeg

1931


House (repairs)

160 Nassau Street, Winnipeg

1931


House (repairs)

535 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg

1932


House (repairs)

254 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1932

Demolished (?)

House (repairs)

59 Walnut Street, Winnipeg

1932


House (repairs)

345 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg

1932

Demolished (?)

House (repairs)

586 River Avenue, Winnipeg

1932


House (repairs)

195 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1932

Demolished (?)

House (repairs)

85 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1932

Demolished (?)

House (underpinning)

614 Furby Street, Winnipeg

1933


Hull House (underpinning)

50 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg

1933

 

Store (alterations)

990 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1933

Demolished (?)

Store (alterations)

948-950 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1933

Demolished (?)

Locarno Apartments (repairs)

1 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1933


House (underpinning)

84 Brock Street, Winnipeg

1933


Avoca Apartments (underpinning)

329-335 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg

1933

Demolished (1983)

House (underpinning)

609 Spence Street, Winnipeg

1933


House (alterations)

231 Kingway, Winnipeg

1933


House (repairs)

104 Brock Street, Winnipeg

1933

House (alterations)

124 Nassau Street, Winnipeg

1933

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Franklin Coulson Pain (1884-1934)

Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Roe (1875-1965)

Sources:

“Season's permits near $4,000,000 mark with half season to come,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 June 1927, page 22.

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

“Large number of new dwellings started this week in Winnipeg,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 August 1927, page 13.

“Permits for sixteen new dwellings issued this week,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 October 1927, page 34.

“Two large building permits issued Friday,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 October 1928, page 36.

“Building permits $80,000 ahead of 1928, this period,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 March 1929, page 36.

“Advance for 1929 over 1928 total $160,000,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 May 1929, page 57.

“Permits continue to show increase over last year,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 May 1929, page 55.

“Permits run $350,000 ahead of last season,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 May 1929, page 20.

“New radio showrooms and plant on fort street,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 June 1929, page 29.

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

“Total value of permit’s issued to date $7,643,600,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 July 1929, page 16.

“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.

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

“Building steadily advances to $10,000,000 mark with several contracts to come,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 October 1929, page 16.

“New radio industry for Winnipeg makes possible radio service at your door,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 October 1929, page 17.

“Pioneer organization in city opens fireproof home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 November 1929, page 6.

“Permits for six houses, large garage and store taken out during week,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 November 1929, page 30.

“Permits issued this week for $375,000 in new buildings,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 November 1929, page 10.

“Office specialty Mfg. Co. Opens fine new building,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 May 1930, page 8.

“Started with few men 42 years ago, now employs practically 1,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 May 1930, page 9.

“Good week in building permits, many dwellings,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 May 1930, page 28.

“Four hundred home erected in the city this year,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 October 1931, page 34.

“Permit take out for late double home on Sherburn,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 October 1932, page 54.

“Building permits up to $250,000 five month year,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1933, page 24.

“Over fifty new homes started, brick bakery,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 1933, page 5.

“Winnipeg Building figures are now nearly $600,000,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1933, page 14.

“Alterations and additions main class of building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1933, page 31.

“Permits for new stores and improvements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 1933, page 19.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 26 November 2023