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Whitla Block

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The Arthur Street facility was the third building built by the R. J. Whitla firm in the vicinity of Main and Arthur. The first was on Main Street in 1878 and the second on McDermot (Telegram Building) in 1882-84.

A substantial building at the time for a dry goods wholesaler, 70 Arthur was completed in 1899, by Cadham who also made a major addition in 1906. J. H. G. Russell made another major addition in 1911.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage


Yellow brick with limestone lintels, some use of cast iron framing and columns along with mill construction. 7 storeys/120,016 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect

Wholesale warehouse

Offices 70 Arthur Street

J.H. Cadham





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