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Gregg Building

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Business was booming in Winnipeg in the early 1900’s as businesses seized the opportunities offered by large-scale settlement of the Prairies.

George R. Gregg, a salesman and manufacturer’s agent founded his company in Winnipeg in 1897. His market was in Japanese silks, a popular material for women’s afternoon and evening wear, but he also built a profitable business by importing other oriental textiles and items such as china, matting, rugs, curios and toys via a network of Asian buyers.


Hair Salon

February 3, 1921



Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1902 Municipal 1986 grade III Romanesque Revival Brick and undressed limestone trim, masonry over post and beam construction. 5 storeys/45,030 above grade

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Warehouse for wholesale and garment trade. NA 52-56 Albert Street J.H. Cadham, 1902; F. Evans, 1922





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