Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gault Building and Annex / Artspace Building (100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg)

This massive six-storey brick and stone warehouse on Arthur Street in Winnipeg was designed by architect James Henry Cadham and constructed in 1900 for the Gault brothers of Montreal to house their rapidly expanding wholesale dry goods business. In 1903, the building was expanded to the south and two storeys were added.

Some employees of the company who were killed during service in the First World War were commemorated at a 61st Battalion concert held at the Walker Theatre on 13-14 December 1915.

A plaque is mounted on the northwest corner of the building, which is a municipally-designated historic site (1982 for the original building, 1987 for the annex).

Gault Building

Gault Building (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg by W. A. Martel & Sons.

Artspace Building

Artspace Building (September 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Artspace Building

Artspace Building (February 2021)
Source: George Penner

Dray way between King Street and Arthur Street used by horses and carts for deliveries to the warehouse

Dray way between King Street and Arthur Street used by horses and carts for deliveries to the warehouse (December 2022)
Source: George Penner

Gault Building commemorative plaque

Gault Building commemorative plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89815, W97.14098
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties





Birth Date

Death Date

James Matthew Mackie DCM
[St. Pauls Presbyterian]


25th Squadron, Royal Air Force


8 April 1893

16 July 1918

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Henry Cadham (1850-1907)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Gault Block and Annex (100 Arthur Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 1976.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 December 2023

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