Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



B. M. J. Building

Address:225 Garry Street
Use:Office Building
Original Use:Office Building
Constructed:1944-1945; 1953; 1961; 1978
Other Work:1944, One storey store constructed
1953, One storey addition to warehouse constructed
1961, Second floor of warehouse constructed
1978, Two storey addition constructed
Architects:George G. Teeter (1948)
F. F. LeMaistre (1953)
Green Blankstein Russell (1961)
Craven Steinfeld Architects (1978)
Engineers:Stellar Consulting Services, Ltd. (Structural)
Mechanical Consultants Western Ltd. (HVAC and Plumbing)
MB Consultants Electrical Engineers
Contractors:Co-operative Housing Association of Manitoba Ltd. (1978)

More Information

Originally designed in 1944 by George G. Teeter, 225 Garry Street today is the product of the work of many local architects and architectural firms. These include, F. F. LeMaistre in 1953, Green Blankstein Russell and Associates in 1961 and finally Craven Steinfeld Architects in 1978.

225 Garry Street was originally constructed for use as a warehouse, with office space, for United Refrigerator Pars Company Ltd.; the building was later used by Ben Moss Jewelers as a retail location and is now currently owned by the Lount Corporation.

The main entrance to the building is located at the Northwest corner. It's accessed through a glass vestibule which sits atop of a small red and black brick podium. Through rough exterior of the building gives the structure a textured facade.

Design Characteristics

  • Plan area: 3,874 sq. ft. (351.534 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area: 7,658 sq. ft. (703.07 sq. m)
  • Constructed of steel and reinforced concrete, the façade features tapestry brick and exposed concrete with brick pilasters and stone coping, sills and pilaster caps
  • The front door was originally set in a surround of insulated glass block with polished plate glass glazing
  • The main entrance sits on a small red and black bricked podium

Locations of Supporting Information

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