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Four Winnipeg buildings are being considered for preservation this week, heading to the city’s historical buildings and resources committee Wednesday.
"I know the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church is a pretty spectacular building, the Somerset building is a beautiful building as well. They all have incredible history, so I’m glad that they’re coming forward," said committee chairman Coun. John Orlikow.
Also up for consideration are the Singer Sewing Machine building on Portage Avenue and the Johnstone Block on Pacific Avenue.
Historic status limits the type and extent of renovations property owners are permitted to complete, in order to keep the heritage resource intact. The limitations can make repairs more expensive or provide challenges with modern accessibility requirements.
Wednesday’s committee comprises largely architects and historians looking at the historic importance of buildings, but doesn’t make the final determination about enshrining historic status, Orlikow said. That’s ultimately up to the property committee and city council.
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Updated on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:52 AM CDT: Corrects name of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral