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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wood Building / Merchants Building (250 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This building was constructed in two stages, the north portion being built in 1898 by Philip Burnett and the south portion in 1902, using consistent construction materials and design. Both parts were designed by James H. Cadham. It was originally the home of hardware dealer George D. Wood, later the Wood Vallance Company, that was acquired by the hardware firm of Marshall-Wells Company. Beginning in the mid-1920s, a series of smaller tenants occupied the building, now a municipally-designated historic site. The office of the Manitoba Historical Society was located in the building from 2004 to 2007.

Wood Building

Wood Building (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg by W. A. Martel & Sons.

Merchants Building

Merchants Building (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89708, W97.14080
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Duncan Wood (1858-1907)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Merchants Building (250 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2020

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