Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Buildings

John W. Gunn Junior High

Address:351 Harold Avenue
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1966
Other Work:Design completed in 1968
Architects:Ward Macdonald and Partners
Contractors:Klassen Construction

More Information

This is a large one-and-three storey junior high school that shares a cavernous yard with Radisson Elementary and Transcona Collegiate; students could spend their nursey-to-twelve school years on this same square block.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Radisson, Transcona
  • It was constructed in two sections from a single plan that is seamless from the outside; the sections are joined at a right angle by the main entrance
  • The steel and concrete structure is sheathed entirely in a buff limestone, with the many windows in the academic wing channelled and trimmed with more stone; inset well in the facade, the windows read dark in contrast to the pale stone and set up a steady pattern of light and dark on the north and south sides
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