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Marshall-Wells Warehouse
123 Bannatyne Avenue

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Marshall-Wells Company, the third-largest hardware merchant in the United States was one of many foreign wholesalers attracted to Winnipeg’s tremendous market opportunities created by large-scale prairie settlement prior to World War I.

The Duluth, Minnesota company expanded their operations with a Winnipeg representative in 1894. In 1900, the company built a new warehouse at 123 Bannatyne Avenue, adjacent to a Winnipeg Transfer Railway spur line. A sales staff of three was sent into the field to sell hardware, exotic foodstuffs and chemicals.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1900 Municipal, 1983, grade II

Solid brick, rusticated lower level, accented arch heads, wood post and beam.

4 storeys/25,500 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Warehouse for wholesale trade Offices 123 Bannatyne Avenue J. J. McDiarmid





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