Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leader Building (1895 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building at the northwest corner of Inglewood Street and Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 24 feet by 65 feet, was constructed in 1937 at a cost of about $18,000 as offices for the St. James Leader weekly newspaper.

Leader Building

Leader Building (1937)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 4 September 1937, page 4.

Leader Building

Leader Building (November 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Leader Building

Leader Building (October 2022)
Source: Kerrin Asmundson

Leader Building

Leader Building (September 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87883, W97.22034
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: St. James Leader

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leader Block (69 Main Street, Carman)


“Building booming, permits have been issued for sixty-nine dwellings,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 1937, page 13.

“The new home of the St. James Leader printers and publishers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 September 1937, page 4.

This page was prepared by Kerrin Asmundson, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2023

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