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The Glengarry Block, on the south side of McDermot Avenue
between Princess and King streets, was another one of John
Duncan McArthur’s speculative investments in Winnipeg.
Among his other investments were the Breadalbane (Ambassador)
Apartments, McArthur (Childs) Building, and the Daylite
McArthur, originally from Ontario, was a railway and general
contractor, and was involved in lumber and milling concerns
and in property development. He was well positioned
to benefit from the city’s growing status as the financial,
transportation, wholesale distribution and grain marketing
centre of the west.