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Polo Park Shopping Centre

Name: Polo Park Shopping Centre
Address: 1485  Portage Avenue     
Architect: Green Blankstein Russell and Associates
RTKL
Date: 1958
Note: Redevelopment by RTKL, 1986
Citation: 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
RAIC Journal 32 (Oct. 1955): 374.
Links: http://www.winnipegarchitecture.ca/places/
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Exterior: south end of shopping centre

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Exterior: general view

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Exterior: general view

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Exterior: north end of shopping centre

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Interior: general view

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Interior: general view

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Interior: fountain

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Interior: general view

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Interior: general view

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Interior: general view

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Detail: sundial

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Detail: sundial

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Detail: sundial

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Detail: wooden figures

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Exterior: west elevation (RTKL)

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Exterior: west entrance (RTKL)

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Exterior: south wall of Simpson's Sears, looking east (RTKL) -photo taken 1986

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Exterior: glass tower at south entrance (RTKL)

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Exterior: south elevation (RTKL)

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Exterior: night view, south elevation (RTKL)

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Exterior: glass tower at southeast end (RTKL)

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Interior: 2nd level & skylight (RTKL)

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Interior: stairway & skylight (RTKL)

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Interior: light decorations (RTKL)

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Interior: escalators and decoration with lights (RTKL)

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Interior: centre court & escalators (RTKL)

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Interior: escalator, flooring & skylight (RTKL)

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Interior: stairway, ramp & shops (RTKL)

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Detail: stairway to offices & signage (RTKL)

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Detail: kiosk shop (RTKL)

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Detail: interior skylight (RTKL)

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Detail: interior supporting column (RTKL)

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Detail: owl design on cinema wall

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Detail: exterior corner with glass tile (RTKL)

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Detail: brick facade & windows (RTKL)

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Detail: "Acrobats" public sculpture by George Swinton (photo taken 1986)

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Detail: "Acrobats" public sculpture by George Swinton (photo taken 1986)

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Plan: upper floor (text and photo explaining expansion also shown)

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Illustration: billboard text explaining expansion

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Model: upper and lower levels of expansion

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Model: upper and lower levels of expansion

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Model: upper and lower levels of expansion