Winnipeg Post Office - 1908-1962 - Winnipeg MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 52.960 W 097° 09.122
14U E 632756 N 5527222
Quick Description: These Preserved Architectural Remnants from the Winnipeg Post Office are in Mostyn Park on Granite Way near Colony Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 9:45:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMKPM6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
Several Architectural Remnants from the Winnipeg Post Office that was demolished in 1962 have been preserved here.

~ text from the marker on one of the columns ~
Winnipeg Post Office
1903 - 1962
Designed by David Ewart, Dominion Government architect, Winnipeg’s sixth post office was constructed by Kelly Brothers Contractors at a cost of $750,000 under the supervision of Toronto architects Darling and Pearson. The four-storey, steel frame structure also housed the Parcel Customs Department, the Dominion Lands Department, and the Federal Public Works Department. The location of the post office on the south side of Portage between Fort and Garry Streets helped to establish Portage Avenue as the leading retail street in Winnipeg. However, by 1958, the post office had closed and in the fall of 1962, it was demolished. These salvaged limestone column sections were reerected in 1990 during the upgrading of Mostyn Park.
Type: Remnant

Fee: free

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