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Gibson Building

Address:320 Donald Street
Use:Government Offices
Original Use:Commercial
Constructed:1957-58, 1979, 1989
Other Work:1982, 1989, Interior alterations
1995, 1997, Alter bowling alley interior
1979, 1987, Exterior alterations
1989, Addition
Recent changes include: tile work removed from lower portion of building, exterior paint, window awnings added on second floor
Architects:Waisman Ross
Magnus Johnson Architects and Public Works Canada (1989 Addition)
Jack Smyth
Engineers:Dominion Bridge Company (Structural for addition)
LEC Company Limited (Mechanical)
Williams & Associates (Electrical)
Contractors:Kimberly Management Services Limited (Addition)
Design Builders & Development Planners
Winnipeg Buliding & Decorating Limited (1989 Addition)
Brentwood Construction Company

More Information

Over its years of existence this building has been dramatically altered.

Design Characteristics

  • Plan area: 11, 749 square feet (1,091.48 square metres)
  • Gross floor area: 46,996 square feet (4,365.93 square metres)
  • Three storey building with lower-level bowling alley/billiard hall
  • Constructed with masonry and a steel structure

Sources

  • "Charlie Gibson Dies at Coast," Winnipeg Free Press, April 16, 1956, p.9.
  • Vince Leah, "Bowling's Mecca is gone," Winnipeg Tribune, December 13, 1978, p. 59.
  • Murrary McNeill, "Major fire damage set at $1-million," Winnipeg Tribune, December 12, 1978, pp. 1, 5.
  • Carol Picard, "Fire wiped out jobs, Yule plans," Winnipeg Tribune, December 13, 1978, pp. 1, 5.
  • University of Manitoba Libraries, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Subject Clipping Research Files, Microfilm Roll #11, file on "Bowling 1975+."
  • University of Manitoba Libraries, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Subject Clipping Research Files, Microfilm Roll #52, file on "Fires -- Manitoba 1919-1966."
  • City of Winnipeg, Minutes of the City Council, No. 4 (February 10, 1958), Minute No. 196. (Approval of an application from Bowladrome Ltd. for a bowling alley and billiard parlour licence at 316-20 Donald Street)
  • Obituary -- Ormee Rothwell Gibson, Winnipeg Free Press, July 14, 1975, p. 18. (Son of Charles Gibson)
  • Provincial Archives of Manitoba, MMP Architects (project #82030 covers renovations to the Saratoga Lanes)

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives
  • Provincial Archives of Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections