Historic Sites of Manitoba: Avenue Building (265 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This six-storey block on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect James Henry Cadham and constructed in 1904 by the Alsip Brothers for owner Mark Fortune. It had retail space on its main floor and rental offices on the upper levels. Repairs and additions in 1913 were designed by William Fingland.

Avenue Building

Avenue Building (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89454, W97.14184
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Henry Cadham (1850-1907)

Memorable Manitobans: Mark Fortune (1847-1912)

Memorable Manitobans: William Fingland (1862-1946)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 982/1904, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Avenue Building, 265 Portage Avenue, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 2005.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 May 2022

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