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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Curry Building (233 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Built as a replacement for the Spencer Block built in 1880-1881 on the north side of Portage Avenue, between Notre Dame Avenue and Garry Street, the Curry Block was intended to be eight storeys tall but, by the time of its construction in 1915, poor economic conditions due to the First World War (and a general depression preceding it) limited to the building to only two storeys. The building was designed by local architect John Danley Atchison for Duncan Steele Curry, whose family continued to own it until 1969. Substantial renovations were made during the mid-1970s. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Curry Building

Curry Building (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Curry Building

Curry Building (December 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89489, W97.14050
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Steele Curry (1852-1925)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Curry Building (233 Portage Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, November 1998.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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