My latest post at Winnipeg Downtown Places is about the Winnipeg Modern Brush Company building at 422 Notre Dame. It's one of those building that if it were downtown or in the Exchange it would likely have received attention from the heritage buildings committee or related groups but, alas, it is not, so its history has been ignored.
In the 90s and 00s it was most notable for Andrew Syzak, son of the company's owners, who sat out front and sold brooms and mops. Prior to that it was Winnipeg's Legion Branch No. 1 and was built in 1899 as Manitoba's first College of Pharmacy. The architect was Frank Peters who also designed the Manitoba Club, Cornish Library and Ashdown Warehouse.