Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marshall Wells Warehouse (136 Market Avenue, Winnipeg)

This building on Market Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architectural firm of Hooper and Walker, and constructed in 1905 for the US-based Marshall-Wells hardware company. Extended in 1906, four additional floors were added in 1912 by the construction firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger.

Some employees of the company who were killed during service in the First World War were commemorated at a 61st Battalion concert held at the Walker Theatre on 13-14 December 1915.

It became a municipally-designated heritage building in May 1987.

The former Marshall Wells Warehouse

The former Marshall Wells Warehouse (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89824, W97.13571
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualty





Birth Date

Death Date

William Lamb Henderson


43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry


12 May 1888

6 June 1916

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marshall Wells Warehouse (123 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: International Laboratories Building (490 Des Meurons Street, Winnipeg)


Marshall-Wells Hardware Warehouse, 136 Market Avenue, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 8 January 1987.

We thank Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 December 2023

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