Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sunset Manufacturing Warehouse (655 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and concrete building at the northwest corner of Logan Avenue and Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg, measuring 89 feet by 125 feet, was designed by local architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell. It was built in 1914 at a cost of about $73,000 by the firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger for the Sunset Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. Sunset manufactured jute (twine) and cotton bags for storing flour made by the parent company’s mills at Keewatin (Ontario), Portage la Prairie, Medicine Hat (Alberta), and Brantford (Ontario).

Sunset Manufacturing Warehouse

Sunset Manufacturing Warehouse (April 2021)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Sunset Manufacturing Warehouse

Sunset Manufacturing Warehouse (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90815, W97.15274
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)

Memorable Manitobans: Nixon John Breen (1872-1954)

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger / Commonwealth Construction Company

Manitoba Business: Lake of the Woods Milling Company


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1581/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Meritorious work spells success,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 June 1914, page 2.

“Lake of the woods milling,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 February 1918, page 12.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #250 May 1956, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2023

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