Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Buildings

Daniel McIntyre Collegiate

Address:720 Alverstone Street
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1923
Other Work:Major additions in 1955, 1958, 1964, 1976 and 1993
Architects:Col. J. N. Semmens (1923); the divisional in-house architects designed the 1950s and 1960s sections with the exception of the large Wellington Wing by Semmens and Allison (1958)
Firms:Semmens and Allison, Col. J. N. Semmens
Contractors:Wallace and Aikins, Ltd. (1955); Arlington Brothers, Ltd. (1958)

More Information

Because this large high school spans two long eras, it is possible to include Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in this report on the basis that the fifties additions are theoretically stand-alone in their impact to the overall design, however these sections have seen a great deal of alteration and have lost their integrity.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Daniel McIntyre
  • The early and dominant portion of this school is oriented eastward to its side street as well as to its yard on the south side; 'collegiate gothic' in design, the school commemorates an early educator who helped form the public school system in Winnipeg and Manitoba
  • The 1958 Wellington Wing, which steps along the north elevation on Wellington St., contained 14 new classrooms, offices, labs and support staff space; this wing commence the closing of the plan to its eventual quadrangle outline around a large open green space