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Great West Metal Products Ltd.

Address:90 Alexander Avenue
Constructed:1949; 1956; 1974
Other Work:1956, Single storey warehouse construction
1974, Warehouse addition
Architects:E. Fitz Munn
Hugh F. McMillan (1956 Addition)
Fonger Construction Co. (1974 Addition)
Engineers:A.F. Eshmade & Associates
Dominion Bridge Co.
Cowin Steel Co.
Supercrete Ltd. (1974 Addition)
L.P. Williams & Associates (Electrical)
Contractors:Fonger Construction Co. (1974 addition)

Design Characteristics

  • Site: 1.033 acres (0.418 ha)
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  • 1949: Building 2: One storey (added to west side of existing building)
  • Plan and gross floor area: 8,322 sq. ft. (773.11 sq. m.)
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  • 1956: Building 3: One storey (added to the southwest corner of the complex along Pacific Avenue)
  • Plan and gross floor area: 9,965 sq. ft. (925.75 sq. m.)
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  • 1974: Building 4: Two storeys (added to the southa nd east of complex along Pacific Avenue and former Winnipeg Transfer Railway RoW)
  • Plan area: 9,225 sq. ft. (857 sq. m.)
  • Gross floor area: 18,915 sq. ft. (1,757.2 sq. m.)
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  • 1949 Plan/Building
  • Foundation: 16 inch concrete piles extended to hardpan, and 12 x 12 concrete piers on top of piles, reinforced conrete floor 12 inch thick in some sections, 2 feet in others
  • Cement finish and metallic floor hardener
  • Superstructure: 13 inch concrete and brick walls, 15 inch steel I-beams, 2x10 roof joists. Ten test fibreboard, shiplap and 5-ply roofing, mix of glass block, double hung windows, and stone sills

Sources

  • Canadian Underwriters' Association, Plan Division. Insurance Plan of the City of Winnipeg, Volume 2.
  • "Great West Metal Products Limited," Manitoba Industry and Commerce Bulletin, 9, 3 (May 1957), pp.13, 18, 20.