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Northern Electric Building

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The Northern Electric Building was built in 1928 as an office and depot for Northern Electric, a Montreal-based firm that manufactured and distributed a broad range of products: telephone components; wire and cable; electrical apparatus; and radio sets.  A small branch office had been operating since 1908 but the phenomenal growth in the prairies in the latter 1920's necessitated larger facilities.

The building was designed by J.O. Despatie, the company’s own architect, in association with the Winnipeg architectural firm of Pratt and Ross.  Carter-Halls and Aldinger were the general contractors for the $150,000 building.




Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1928 Municipal, 1985, grade III

Brick veneer with Tyndall quarry limestone trim.

3 storeys/34,104 total floor space

Original Use Present Use Address Architect

Office and depot.

Offices/Nightclub 65 Rorie Street

J.O. Despatie (Montreal), Pratt and Ross, 1928.





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