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September 23, 2020

Many Buildings, Two Churches, One Tower: 440 Hargrave Street

The First Baptist Church is as old as the City of Winnipeg itself, being founded in 1873. This is not a tale of that church, but that of the magnificent tower that stands tall on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Hargrave Street. To properly tell this tale, it is necessary to go back in…

September 17, 2020

When the Lights Go Out at the Rover Station

Over a century ago in 1911 when the population of Winnipeg was only 136,035, the electrical station on Rover Avenue was built. Standing tall at 199 Annabella Street (formerly Rachel Street), it is a dapper three storey red brick structure. Designed in the Edwardian style, the building faces Rover Avenue, with its original address being…

September 3, 2020

Doors Open Winnipeg 2020: United in Celebration

Are you ready to celebrate Winnipeg’s built heritage? Then you do not want to miss Doors Open Winnipeg 2020, a FREE public event during the weekend of September 12th and 13th! Join Heritage Winnipeg in supporting the historic museums, businesses, religious institutions, arts & cultural centres, and walking tours that strive to protect, conserve, and…

St. Vital Museum

August 26, 2020

St. Vital Museum: Vital Winnipeg History

At 600 St. Mary’s Road stands a handsome two-storey red brick structure which has stood the test of time in Winnipeg’s St. Vital neighbourhood. Built as the St. Vital Fire Hall & Police Station, it now functions as an ambulance station and museum – the St. Vital Museum. It is a special piece of Winnipeg…

August 19, 2020

This is the House that Bawlf Built: 11 Kennedy Street

On the prairies, in a city, on a street, at the corner, once stood the house that Nicolas Bawlf built. A mansion in the style of a queen, the house was built for the king of Winnipeg’s grain exchange. Standing proudly on a street steeped with history, the beautiful home did not even last 100…

602 Stradbrook Avenue (circa 2008)

August 13, 2020

602 Stradbrook Avenue: The End of an Era

This blog is the final post in a series that describes the imminent demolition of historic homes at 602, 604, and 606 on Stradbrook Avenue. These now multi-family homes are full of history, and sadly they will be replaced with condos in the near future. Read more to learn about how we should be creative…

606 Stradbrook Avenue

August 5, 2020

606 Stradbrook Avenue: Population Density vs. Historic Heritage

This blog is two out of three in a series that describes the imminent demolition of historic homes at 602, 604, and 606 on Stradbrook Avenue. These now multi-family homes are full of history, and sadly they will be replaced with condos in the near future. Read more to learn about how we should be…

604 Stradbrook Avenue

July 30, 2020

Just Hinton, This Home Deserves Mutch Recognition, You Bracken? 604 Stradbrook Avenue

This blog will be one in a series that describes the imminent demolition of historic homes at 602, 604, and 606 on Stradbrook Avenue. These now multi-family homes are full of history, and sadly they will be replaced with condos in the near future. Read more to learn about how we should be creative with…

The West End Cultural Centre

July 22, 2020

More Than Community: The West End Cultural Centre

Among the everyday comings and goings of the West End lies the West End Cultural Centre at 586 Ellice Avenue. The non-profit charitable organization is a big part of the arts and culture community in Winnipeg, with live theatre performances, lectures, and concerts to highlight incredible talent locally, nationally, and internationally. Performers such Red Moon…

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