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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Calder Building / Kaplan Building (661 Main Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Main Street in Winnipeg was constructed in 1912 for Alexander Calder, a private employment and ticket agent for railways and steamships. Around 1940, it became the Kaplan Building when it was taken over by the Kaplan Manufacturing Company. In April 2017, it became a municipally-designated historic site.

Kaplan Building

Kaplan Building (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90312, W97.13509
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Calder (1842-1936)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


661 Main Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 2004.

We thank George Penner for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2020

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