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Detail of an exterior rendering for the Great West Life Building.

John D. Atchison Architect: An Illustrated Talk

3 November 2023 at 12:00 pm

101-177 Lombard Avenue


John D. Atchison Architect: An Illustrated Talk
November 3, 2023 - 12-1pm
101-177 Lombard Avenue

Join researcher and writer Gail Perry for an illustrated lecture about the prolific and accomplished architect John D. Atchison. Born in Illinois and trained in Chicago, Atchison later worked with “the father of the American skyscraper”, William Le Baron Jenney. After working in Chicago for 11 years (including on the 1893 Columbian World Exposition) he moved to Winnipeg 1905.

Significantly, in just under twenty years, John D. Atchison shaped the backdrop of Winnipeg, designing over 160 buildings (some 60 of them still in use) and advocated for its green and monumental spaces. He was a proponent of the City Beautiful Movement, a member of several civic planning committees and an advocate for the mall approach to the Legislative Building.

John D. Atchison designed 177 Lombard, the new home of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Gail Perry’s exhibit, “177 Lombard Avenue”, will be on display and we encourage folks to arrive early to view the display.

WAF’s 2023 programming was made possible with support from the Winnipeg Foundation, City of Winnipeg, and the Province of Manitoba.

101-177 Lombard Avenue is wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible and gender neutral washroom on site.

The main entrance to the building on Lombard Avenue has a ramp. When you enter the building, the WAF office is located on the main floor to the left.

There is one accessible parking spot (1 hour) across the street from 177 Lombard and another accessible parking spot (2 hour) in front of 167 Lombard. City of Winnipeg parking fees may apply.