Out-of-the-way places of Winnipeg

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Although Winnipeg is a rather young city, it has some older interesting buildings the appearance of which was apparently influenced by the architecture of the countries from which immigrants had come here. This retired firehall on the Talbot Avenue, which now serves as a club for kids, reminds me somewhat of Italy. Such old firehalls can be found throughout Winnipeg.
Sept. 28, 1997
This building seems to be another example of the same architectural style. It houses a treatment center. Both buildings may be just a variation of the Italianate style originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Nov. 1, 1998
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One of the pictoresque old houses in once thriving and now largely abandoned industrial district of Point Douglas.
Just a few blocks away one can find this monumental mural on the building of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Association of Manitoba. The tall building in the background is a slowly decaying abandoned flour mill, even more damaged in a fire since this picture was taken.
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Detail of the above mural. I can't help it but this mural reminds me somewhat the official Socialist Realism art style of the Eastern Europe of the 1950's, which many people were making fun of at that time.
All Sept. 28, 1997