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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
This Old
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Tower Building (191 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

After the Nares Block collapsed during construction of the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1911, the site was acquired by the Union Trust Company. Plans for the steel-framed Union Tower were prepared by Chicago architect John D. Atchison. Based on the “Italian Renaissance” style, the verticality of the skyscraper is emphasized through the use of pilasters which frame pairs of windows. The building on Lombard Avenue was completed in 1913. A commemorative plaque is mounted on its southwest corner. In 2009, the building (a municipally-designated historic site) was recognized with a Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award.

Union Tower Building

Union Tower Building (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Union Tower Building commemorative plaque

Union Tower Building commemorative plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89636, W97.13799
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Masonic Lodge Plaque (191 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Union Tower Building (191 Lombard Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, July 1983.

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2014

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