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Gault Block (Art Space)

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Gault brothers built the Winnipeg buildings as part of their Montreal-based dry goods trade. This massive structure was built in two sections. The first building was constructed in 1900. A six-storey addition to the south was built in 1903 with a two-storey addition to the original four-storey built at the same time.

The building is similar to the Whitla Block. The first storey and basement features a rusticated limestone face. The building terminates the eastern leg of Bannatyne Avenue and faces the open space to the north leading to the Civic Centre.


Art Gallery




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1900-Annex 1903 Municipal, 1982(building), 1987(annex) grade II

White brick, rusticated stone base, three-part division offacade, pilasters, masonry over wood post and beam construction.

6 storeys/55,300 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Warehouse for wholesale trade. Offices, warehouse and art gallery. 92-104 Arthur Street George Brown, J.H. Cadham





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