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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Willys-Overland Building (686 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Maryland Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Danley Atchison and built in 1916 for the Willys-Overland Company. In the 1960s, it was used as the Leonard and McLaughlin American Motors automobile dealership.

Willys-Overland Building

Willys-Overland Building (no date)
Source: Kerrin Asmundson

Willys-Overland Building

Willys-Overland Building (April 2018)
Source: George Penner

Willys-Overland Building

Willys-Overland Building (May 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88771, W97.16079
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Sources:

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Kerrin Asmundson, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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