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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Porter Building / Galpern Building (165 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This six-storey brick warehouse in the commercial district east of Main Street, at the intersection of Rorie Street and McDermot Avenue, was the home for many years of the Galpern candy factory. Built in 1906 on a design by local architect J. H. G. Russell, it was originally occupied by James Porter and Company, which specialized in the importation and sales of crockery and china. The company folded in 1943, after which the building was shared between Galpern and Sanford Evans & Company. The latter company, which specialized in research, statistics, and controlled direct mail, had begun operations in the 1920s in the neighboring Dawson Richardson Building. The building, a municipally-designated historic site, was renovated into residential apartments in 2018, for which it received a Preservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg in 2019.

Porter Building / Galpern Building

Porter Building / Galpern Building (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89708, W97.13704
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dawson Richardson Building (171 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


165 McDermot Avenue - Galpern Building, City of Winnipeg Historic Buildings Committee, January 1985.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 February 2019

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