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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Christie Brown Building (1147-1155 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

This large industrial building on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect George Gaspar Teeter and constructed between 1931 and 1932 by contractors Hazelton & Walin for Ontario-based cookie manufacturer Christie, Brown and Company. Expanded in 1953 by contractor Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” Baert, the factory closed in 1978.

In 1979, the building was taken over by Mid West Garments. The firm moved to the back and the Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) Centre built an addition and moved in.

Christie Brown Building

Christie Brown Building (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90800, W97.17795
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Gaspar Teeter (1874-1949)

Manitoba Business: Hazelton & Walin

Memorable Manitobans: Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” Baert (1906-1971)


“Local builders get contracts from 2 firms,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1953, page 3.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 March 2023

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