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Earn International Building

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The Earn Building is one of several pre-1900 buildings on Princess Street that are the city’s oldest surviving warehouses.

They symbolize Winnipeg’s rise as the major wholesale distribution centre in Western Canada and represent the outward growth of the city’s warehouse district from its initial location east of Main Street near the Red River and west of Main around Market Square. This growth brought a rapid transition to the Exchange District with most of the residential housing in the area being demolished and replaced by warehouses.





Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1891 Municipal, 1998, grade III Solid brick, stone ornamentation around windows, façade has been significantly altered. 5 storeys/ 29,475 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
Wholesale warehouse Offices 78-84 Princess Street George Brown





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