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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Western Glove Works (321 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This five-storey warehouse building, designed by local architect G. W. Northwood, was built in 1912 by Carter-Halls-Aldinger for David N. Finnie and George C. Murray, proprietors of the Finnie and Murray Manufacturing Company. The partnership, a wholesale manufacturer and importer of dry goods and men’s clothing, later dissolved and carried on until 1927 as Murray’s Limited. The building was taken over by the Western Glove Works Limited, which shared the space with the Garry Press Limited, publisher of the Weekly News and Jewish Post. Garry Press moved out in the early 1950s but Western Glove remained until 1987 when it relocated to a new plant on Logan Avenue. Renovations made to the building in 1988 were recognized with a Heritage Winnipeg Conservation Award the next year. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

The former Western Glove Works building

The former Western Glove Works building (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Western Glove Works building

The former Western Glove Works building (January 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89816, W97.14366
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Western Glove Building (321 McDermot Avenue), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1987.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2019

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