Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Electric Building / Hemisphere Building (87 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey building on Princess Street in Winnipeg was designed by the architectural firm of Green Blankstein Russell and built in 1945 using the foundation and superstructure from a previous warehouse built between 1901 and 1906. Its first occupants were the Dominion Electric Company and Great West Electric and Radio Company. By the late 1970s, Dominion Electric was replaced by Hemisphere Importers and the building was renamed the Hemisphere Building. In 2002, the building was renovated with offices and a residential unit on the main floor, and residential apartments on the upper two floors. In June 2018, it became a municipally-designed historic building.

Dominion Electric Building / Hemisphere Building

Dominion Electric Building / Hemisphere Building (December 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89804, W97.14230
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Dominion Electric (Hemisphere) Building, 87 Princess Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, March 2015.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2019

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