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Travellers Building

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The Travellers Building was originally built at the corner of Bannatyne Avenue and King Streets in 1906-07 for the North West Commercial Travellers Association. It housed their offices, meeting rooms, lounges and recreation facilities, including a Turkish bath.

This was a national organization, founded in Winnipeg in 1882.  It acted as a protective union for its members who were traveling salesmen working for the head offices and warehouses of dozens of supply industries located in Winnipeg’s warehouse district. This North West Commercial Travellers Association grew to include 2,000 members by 1906 providing accident policies, insurance and reduced train and hotel rates for its members.  The group still exists.






Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1906 Municipal, 1979, grade II

Italianate reinforced concrete, red brick exterior, stone archway entrance.

6 storeys/42,051 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect

Offices and other support services for salesmen in the wholesale and manufacturing industries.

Retail 283 Bannatyne Avenue Darling and Pearson




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