Historic Sites of Manitoba: Franklin Press Building / Chatfield Distributors (168 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building, designed by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell, was built in 1904 by Davidson Brothers for the printing firm of Franklin Press. The company went out of business in 1926 and a wholesale tobaccoist took over the building. During the 1940s and 1950s, it was occupied by a office supply company. After 1967, it was home of Chatfield Distributors, a manufacturers’ agent and importing firm. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Franklin Press Building

Franklin Press Building (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Franklin Press Building

Franklin Press Building (January 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89769, W97.13749
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Chatfield Distributors / Franklin Press Building (168 Bannatyne Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1983.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2020

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