Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sanford Building (291 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

This building was designed by Charles H. Wheeler for Senator W. E. Sanford and erected on Bannatyne Avenue in 1890 as a clothing warehouse. A fire in 1941 destroyed the upper three floors so, today, only the ground floor remains. A plaque is mounted on the southeast corner of the municipally-designated historic building.

Sanford Building

Sanford Building (circa 1903)
Source: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg

Sanford Building

Sanford Building (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Sanford Building

Sanford Building (December 2018)
Source: George Penner

Sanford Building commemorative plaque

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89854, W97.14157
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


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.

Sanford Building & Maw Garage (291 Bannatyne Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, 1979.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2022

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