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Y.M.C.A. Building

Name: Y.M.C.A. Building
Address: 276  Portage Avenue     
Architect: Browne, George
Nobbs, Percy
Date: 1900
Note: Nobbs, 1910-1914
Citation: "The re-modelled Birks Building, Winnipeg." Construction 9 (September) 1916: 294-296.
Building File
Butterfield, David. If walls could talk: Manitoba's best buildings explored and explained. Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2000.
Arch/FA NA 746 M3 B88 2000
Graham, John W. Guide to the architecture of Greater Winnipeg. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1960.
Arch/FA Reserve NA 747 W5 G7
Arch/FA Quick Reference
Steer, Carol. Culture, recreation, sports and exhibition buildings in Manitoba to 1990. Winnipeg: s.n., 1992.
Arch/FA Ref NA 746 M36 S84 1992
Year past: report of the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee. Winnipeg: Historical Building Committee, 1979-
Arch/FA FC 3396.7 W56 Note: 1991
Links: http://www.winnipeg.ca/PPD/historic/historic_backgrnd_YP.stm
( 1991 )
http://www.virtual.heritagewinnipeg.com/vignettes/vignettes_013W.htm#
http://www.winnipegarchitecture.ca/places/
http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/historic/historic_list.stm
( City of Winnipeg Heritage Conservation List )
http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/
( Historic Sites of Manitoba )
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Exterior: general view before renovations by Nobbs (image from lantern slide)

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Exterior: general view before renovations by Nobbs

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420x280 (25k)
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Exterior: general view after renovations by Nobbs (image from lantern slide)

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420x280 (25k)
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Exterior: general view after renovations by Nobbs

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1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
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Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing mosaic frieze of King Solomon meeting the Queen of Sheba

Formats:
1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
120x80 (3.5k)

Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing mosaic frieze of King Solomon meeting the Queen of Sheba

Formats:
1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
120x80 (3.5k)

Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing mosaic frieze of King Solomon meeting the Queen of Sheba

Formats:
1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
120x80 (3.5k)

Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing mosaic frieze of King Solomon meeting the Queen of Sheba (photo taken 2001)

Formats:
1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
120x80 (3.5k)

Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing mosaic frieze of King Solomon meeting the Queen of Sheba

Formats:
1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
120x80 (3.5k)

Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing part of mosaic frieze of King Solomon meeting the Queen of Sheba, part of Birks symbol "letter B", and fruit & floral designs

Formats:
1500x1000 (160k)
420x280 (25k)
210x140 (8k)
120x80 (3.5k)

Detail: view of upper facade after renovations by Nobbs, showing mosaic of fruit & floral designs and Birks symbol "letter B"