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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Security Storage Building / Kromar Printing Building (725 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This five-storey brick and stone building on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Nelson Semmens and constructed in 1929 by contractor J. L. Guay for the Security Storage Company, under President George Hammill McKeag. The company occupied the building until 1956 with Kromar Printing becoming its primary occupant in 1975.

Kromar Printing Building

Kromar Printing Building (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88784, W97.16264
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Nelson Semmens (1879-1960)

Memorable Manitobans: George Hammill McKeag (1891-1964)


Advertisement [Security Storage Building], Winnipeg Tribune, 22 July 1929, page 9.

Security Storage Building (Kromar Printing Building), 725 Portage Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, February 2009.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 November 2020

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