Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ames Holden McCready Building (318 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg)

This brick building at the corner of McDermot Avenue and Adelaide Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John D. Atchison and built in 1914 by Lyall-Mitchell as a warehouse for the wholesale boot and shoe firm of Ames Holden McCready of Montreal. Originally designed as a six-storey structure, the first three storeys were built with an expectation that three more storeys would be added later. This was never done.

Some employees of the company who were killed during service in the First World War were commemorated in a 144th Battalion military vaudeville held at the Winnipeg Theatre on 9-11 March 1916.

Ames Holden McCready Building

Ames Holden McCready Building (January 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Ames Holden McCready Building

Ames Holden McCready Building (June 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89793, W97.14345
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties





Birth Date

Death Date

Hugh McCormick


5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry


22 March 1893

22 May 1915

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Memorable Manitobans: Peter Douglas Lyall (1878-1945)

Memorable Manitobans: Fred Myer Sures (1885-1937)


“Big warehouse for M’Dermot,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 May 1914, page 6.

We thank Mary Dixon, George Penner, and Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Murray Peterson.

Page revised: 16 December 2023

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