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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brown and Rutherford Building (5 Sutherland Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building on Sutherland Avenue in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg was designed by local architectural firm of Pratt and Ross, and built in 1912 for the Brown and Rutherford Lumber Company, replacing an earlier structure destroyed by fire.

Brown and Rutherford Building

Brown and Rutherford Building (April 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Brown and Rutherford Building

Brown and Rutherford Building (March 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90380, W97.11611
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt and Ross

MHS Centennial Business: Brown & Rutherford Company Limited


“Modern fireproof structure, erected by Brown & Rutherford, to replace the building destroyed by fire,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 December 1912, page 13.

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

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2022

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