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Rice Building

Address:491 Portage (471 - 503 Portage Avenue and 350 - 358 Colony Street)
Use:University of Winnipeg Campus / Offices / Commercial / Parking Garage
Original Use:Commercial / Bus Depot / Parking Garage
Constructed:1963-1964
Architects:Moody Moore & Partners
Firms:Moody Moore & Partners
Contractors:Poole Construction Ltd.

Design Characteristics

  • Building #1: 9 storeys
  • Plan area: 24,695 sq. ft. (2,294.17 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area: 128,683 sq. ft. (11,954.65 sq. m)
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  • Building #2: 2-4 storeys
  • Plan area: 21,184 sq. ft. (1,967.99 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area: 42,811 sq. ft. (3,977.14 sq. m)
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  • Building #3: 3 storeys
  • Plan area: 40,777 sq. ft.
  • Gross floor area: 126,471 sq. ft. (11,749.15 sq. m)
  • No. of parking stalls: 388

Sources

  • "Buses Now Use New Terminal," Winnipeg Free Press, June 16, 1964.
  • George Derksen, " Advertising Giant Moves Branch Offices in New Mall Centre" Manitoba Business Journal, 1, 4 (February - March 1965) pp. 20-22.
  • "4 1/2 Million Mall Centre Opens," Greater Winnipeg Industrial Topics, 24, 4(June 1964).
  • "Key Portage Site Renocating," Winnipeg Real Estate News, February 13, 1987, p. 1.
  • "Mall brightens Portage," Winnipeg Tribune, December 7, 1963.
  • "Mall centre- New Business Centre for Winnipeg," Manitoba Industry and Commerce Bulleting, 15, 1(February / March 1963), pp. 9, 14.
  • "Theodore Matoff, "The Mall Centre: excitement of truly urban way of life," Winnipeg Tribune, Showcase Section, January 2, 1965, p. 8.
  • "Oxford Leaseholds' Mall Centre Development," Western Construction and Building, 16, 6 (June 1964), pp. 6-8, 10, 12-16.
  • "Swank New Mall Centre Officially Opens Thursday," Winnipeg Tribune, October 14, 1964.
  • "The Mall Centre Opens Thursday," Winnipeg Free Press, October 14, 1965.

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives
  • Provincial Archives of Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Subject Clippings Research Files