Manitoba Clothing Company

I have been driving by this sign every day on my way to work while in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have been very curious what the story is behind it...

~The Manitoba Clothing Company has been churning out clothing since 1877.

~Incorporated under the Manitoba Clothing Company name in 1895, it began as a retail entity but after financial trouble in 1898 they reorganized, built a new 2 storey location at 560 Main Street the began to hire tailors and seamstresses for a manufacturing arm.

~By 1909 they had numerous orders, including orders for the local Street Railway and fire departments, some contracts continued for decades!

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