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Bole Drug Building

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D.W. Bole, a Toronto-trained pharmacist, had established his retail drug business in Regina in 1882. Expanding into the North West Territories, John Dawson came on as a partner and the firm added a wholesaling branch. By 1886, Dawson, Bole and Company was primarily a wholesale drug house.

The firm moved to Winnipeg in 1890 to take advantage of access to railway branch lines, locating its operation in the Gerrie Block at Princess Street and William Avenue. A merger with the E.D. Martin and Company resulted in the Martin, Bole and Wynne Company.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1903 Inventory

Brick with stone trim.

5 storeys/27,300 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect

Warehouse for drug wholesaler.

Warehouse/Retail 70 Princess Street

J.H.G. Russell





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