This seven-storey block was designed for shoe merchant Thomas Ryan by local architects William Wallace Blair and George William Northwood, and built in 1906 by S. Brynjolfsson and Company for about $60,000. A showroom occupied the main floor with storage in upper floors. In 1924, Ryan sold the building to the Estate of Edwin Bourke. It later changed hands several more times. The building is now a municipally-designated historic site.
Ryan Block (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Ryan Block (November 2020)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89731, W97.14318
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Blair (1852-1916)
Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)
Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Ryan (1849-1937)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ryan Block / Banfield Block (492 Main Street, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: King Building / Ryan Block (104 King Street, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Ryan Block (44 Princess Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1998.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 August 2022
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