Historic Sites of Manitoba: Perrin Warehouse (130 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stone building at the southwest corner of Portage Avenue East and Westbrook Street in Winnipeg, measuring 30 feet by 87 feet, was designed by local architect Herbert Edward Matthews and built in 1905 for the wholesale biscuit and confectionery distributors D. S. Perrin Company of London, Ontario at a cost of about $30,000.

It was occupied by the company until the late 1920s and was taken over by the Scott-Bathgate Company in the late 1970s.

Perrin Warehouse

Perrin Warehouse (April 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89456, W97.13553
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Edward Matthews (1868-1941)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bell Warehouse / Potter Building (132-134 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott-Bathgate Building (149 Pioneer Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Black Building (80 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)


The Canadian Contract Record, Volume 16, 24 May 1905, page 6.

“Many buildings for this season,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 September 1905, page 11.

Scott-Bathgate Building (149 Pioneer Avenue) by Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, March 2017.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 10 September 2023

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