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163-165 Garry Street

Address:163-165 Garry Street
Use:Commercial
Original Use:Warehouse/ Commercial
Constructed:1948-1949; 1957
Other Work:1952, addition to the basement
1957, single storey addition constructed
1970 and 1982, interior alterations
Architects:Unknown
Engineers:Cowin & Co. Ltd.
Contractors:Baldry Engineering & Construction Company Ltd.

More Information

Designed by an unknown architect, 163-165 Garry Street was originally constructed between 1948 and 1949, with a one-storey addition added to the north in 1957. The initial structure was done in two parts. In 1948 a one storey building was constructed, and in 1949 the two storey building was attached to make up the entire structure.

Originally built for use as a warehouse in the automotive industry, the building has provided a home to multiple tenants during its tenure. Located at the heart of what was once a thriving centre for automobile repair shops, rental companies and warehouses, the building is now home to several commercial printing shops. Featuring a foundation and basement of reinforced concrete and a superstructure of concrete block walls, steel beams and roof, the exterior fa├žade is made up of painted face brick, plate glass windows and glass block openings.

Design Characteristics

  • 1948 Building: One storey
  • Plan area: 5,647 sq. ft. (524.6 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area (including small basement): 6,434 sq. ft. (597.72 sq. m)
  • 1949 Building: Two storeys
  • Plan area: 5,227 sq. ft. (485.59 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area: 14,862 sq. ft. (1,380.68 sq. m)
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  • 1948 Plan/building: Foundation and basement constructed with reinforced concrete piers and beams, partial concrete basement, concrete floor. Superstructure constructed with concrete block walls, steel beams and roof, two-ply Tentest with tar and gravel roofing. Exterior constructed with face brick, plate glass and glass block openings.
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  • 1949 Plan/Building: Foundation and basement constructed with reinforced concrete piles and beams, partial concrete basement with 4-inch concrete floor. Superstructure constructed with concrete block walls, steel frame and roof deck.

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives