Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building / The White House (234 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)
This two-storey building along Portage Avenue was constructed in 1909 for the financial services firm of Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner. Designed by local architect J. D. Atchison and built for about $41,000 by the Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company and Davidson Brothers, the firm occupied it through to 1963-1964 when a new building was put up on Donald Street. Through the years, parts of the business were sold or merged with other companies, including the North West Trust Company and the Canadian Western Bank. The building is now a municipally-designated historic site.
Memorable Manitobans: John Henry Oldfield (1857-1924)
Memorable Manitobans: Walter Thomas Kirby (1858-1936)
Memorable Manitobans: William Hicks Gardner (1875-1951)
Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carlton Building (354 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
234 Portage Avenue, Former Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, June 2004.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 January 2020
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