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Empire Hotel

Name: Empire Hotel
Address: 171  Main Street     
Architect: Desey, Louis-Arsene
Date: 1882
Note: Further image(s) of exterior view located in Slide Collection
See also Cauchon Residential Block
See also Centre du Patrimoine
Citation: Building File
Empire Hotel. Winnipeg: s.n., 1976?
Arch/FA NA 7850 M32 W564 1976
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
Saunders, Ivan J. et al. Early building in Winnipeg. Vol. 1-7 [in 3 physical volumes] Ottawa: Parks Canada, 1974.
Arch/FA Ref FC 3396.7 S38 1974 Note: p. 157
Thompson, W.P. Architecture of Manitoba: an exhibit prepared by Professor William P. Thompson for the Manitoba Association of Architects and the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. Winnipeg: s.n., 1970.
Arch/FA NA 746 M3 T46
Year past: report of the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee. Winnipeg: Historical Building Committee, 1979-
Arch/FA FC 3396.7 W56 Note: 1979
Links: http://www.winnipeg.ca/PPD/historic/historic_backgrnd_YP.stm
( 1979 )
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/hrb/prov/p008.html
( Provincial Heritage Sites )
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Exterior: general view

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Exterior: general view

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Exterior: general view

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Exterior: north facade

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Detail: main entrance

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Detail: oblique view

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Detail: upper windows

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Detail: upper windows & cornice

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Detail: upper facade

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Detail: window & cornice

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Detail: window cornice

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Detail: pilaster capital

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Detail: pilaster capital

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Detail: pilaster capital with construction date

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Detail: upper northwest facade

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Detail: upper west facade

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Detail: upper north facade

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Detail: upper west facade, 3rd floor

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Detail: upper west facade, 3rd floor

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Detail: cast iron capital, west facade

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Detail: arched window, west facade

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Detail: metal ceiling in lobby

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Detail: cast iron columns & plinths

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Detail: cast iron plinths

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Detail: cast iron columns

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Detail: cast iron capital

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Detail: cast iron capitall

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Detail: cast iron roof balustrade

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Detail: pilaster capital

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Detail: cast iron metal bracket

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Detail: cast iron metal arch

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Detail: cast iron metal arch pieces

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Detail: cast iron metal bracket

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Detail: cast iron metal lion's head (damaged) and floral decoration (photo taken 1981)

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Detail: metal bracket, attached to north facade (photo taken 1981, during building demolition)

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Detail: upper windows & cornice

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Detail: upper facade (photo taken 1978)

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Detail: upper facade (photo taken 1978)

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Detail: windows (photo taken 1978)

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Detail: column and capital (photo taken 1978)

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Detail: sign on south side of building (photo taken 1978)

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Detail: oblique view (photo taken 1978)

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Detail: upper windows (photo taken 1978)

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Exterior: northwest view (photo taken 1978)

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Exterior: northwest view

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Exterior: north facade (photo taken 1977)

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Exterior: northwest view (photo taken 1977)