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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Criterion Hotel (214 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

The four-storey Criterion Hotel building was erected in 1903 on the south side of McDermot Street on a design by local architect H. S. Griffiths. The main floor had a large bar and billiard room, the second a dining room and parlour. The upper two floors had private rooms with communal washroom facilities. The impressive terra cotta detailing on the exterior of the first floor was designed by architect H. W. Greene and added in 1915. The building was purchased in 1976 by local businessman Al Golden, who planned to renovate it as office and retail space. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Criterion Hotel

Criterion Hotel (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89698, W97.13976
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Criterion Hotel (214 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, November 1980.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2020

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