Historic Sites of Manitoba: McIntyre Block (416 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Built in 1898 by contractors Sinclair B. Ritchie and Philip Burnett, for entrepreneur Alexander McIntyre, this massive brick building on Main Street replaced an earlier structure on the site destroyed by fire. Originally just five storeys, two more floors were added in 1908. The building provided office space for a wide range of retail and professional companies. It was demolished in 1979 and the site became a parking lot.

McIntyre Block before the addition of top two floors

McIntyre Block before the addition of top two floors (circa 1905) by Ed Justement
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0259

McIntyre Block after the addition of top two floors

McIntyre Block after the addition of top two floors (circa 1908)
Source: “Pictorial Souvenir of Winnipeg,” Gordon Goldsborough

McIntyre Block

McIntyre Block (1970s)
Source: Winnipeg Building Index

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89637, W97.13902
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander McIntyre (1841-1892)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy R. Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 season


“McIntyre Block, Mall Hotel sold,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 June 1946, page 1.

We thank Rob McInnes for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2020

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