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WP1245 WPG - CR. PORTAGE AVE & MAIN ST

WP1245 WPG - CR. PORTAGE AVE & MAIN ST
POSTCARD

Date: Posted August 27 (year not evident, but note on front is dated September 8, 1906.

Publisher / Photographer: Unsigned, but a G. A. Barrowclough card.

Notation: I particularly like this card because it shows the north east corner of Portage & Main in such detail. The Canada Permanent Building, predecessor in the space later occupied by the Bank of Montreal, is seen on the left.

Some of the signs that are visible:
o Scotland Woolen Mills
o Winnipeg Bicycle Company - Perfect & Imperial Wheels - Bicycles & Repairing - Sundries
o Old Chum Pipe Tobacco
o Carlton Hotel (seen just above the "Old Chum" sign)

About the Carlton Hotel:
That hotel was located at 168 Lombard Avenue. Originally designed by Charles H. Wheeler and built in 1898 as the Winnipeg Lodging and Coffee House, it was an outreach program of Holy Trinity Church that provided inexpensive lodging for up to 100 "industrious" men.Margaret Scott apparently lived there and ran this operation. According to her biographical information, she moved out in 1906. Seemingly, by September of that year, it had become the Carlton Hotel. It appears that the building was purchased about 1908 by George Skinner.He engaged architects Pratt & Ross to develop a large addition and major renovations to the original building. These were completed in 1909 and the business was renamed the Grange Hotel.

Image of the Winnipeg Lodging and Coffee House published in An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg, 1903, by Meyers:

Grange Hotel, Carlton Hotel, Winnipeg Lodging & Coffee House

Monique Woroniak has particularly liked this photo


Comments
 wintorbos
wintorbos club
Wow. That's tremendous with the Carlton Hotel, Canada Permanent Building and also a great shot of the Bank of Ottawa at left (which I don't think I've seen in any detail on a RPPC before, at least while it still had that turret on it). Another great card.
2 years ago.
 Canafornian
Canafornian club
All thanks to G.A.B.
2 years ago.
 wintorbos
wintorbos club
Of course we're ignoring the critical question of what four Stanley Cup replicas are doing on the sidewalk.
2 years ago.
 Canafornian
Canafornian club
LOL! I did wonder about those as well - milk for a downtown restaurant?
2 years ago.
 Christian Cassidy
Christian Cassidy
Nice !
2 years ago.

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