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Morwald Building

Address:201-205 Edmonton Street
Use:Cosmetic Surgery Clinic (MediSpa)
Original Use:Medical clinic/ pharmacy
Constructed:1960
Other Work:1986, 1998, Interior alterations
Architects:Blankstein Coop Gillmor Hanna
Firms:Blankstein Coop Gillmor Hanna
Engineers:Crosier Krauss & Greenberg

More Information

The Morwald Building, 208 Edmonton Street, was designed by local architectural firm Blankstein Coop Gillmor Hanna and constructed in 1960. Featuring a reinforced concrete foundation, frame and floors with an exterior of face brick on concrete block walls, the building was commissioned by development company Jaesther Holdings Ltd. The Morwald, while several storeys smaller, echoes the design of the Astra Building across the street at 208 Edmonton Street. Both were used as medical clinics.

Design Characteristics

  • Plan area: 4,678 sq. ft. (434.59 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area: 11,534 sq. ft. (1,071.51 sq. m)
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  • The building featured expanses of recessed windows on both floors, with the street level entrance and windows significantly set back under the overhang of the upper floor. This design feature functions to both protect clients from inclement weather and provide increased privacy from the street for the clinic
  • The inset entrance also provides a stylistic flourish to an otherwise simple design

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives
  • Provincial Archives of Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba Libraries, Department of Archives and Special Collections