1900 – Marshall Wells Building, Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: James J. McDiarmid


A post and beam frame structure with brick and stone external detailing, this small warehouse features exposed woodbeams and brickwork internally. All four floors have windows on three sides allowing natural daylight to the spacious floor space inside. Continuous use as a warehouse has left it in its original open state. The style of the building continues in the motif seen in Winnipeg’s warehouse structure with its rusticated stone in the arch-heads and also the stone sills and lintels around the windows. In addition, the thickness of the brick wall is emphasized by the articulated brick motifs in the spandrel areas.