His design of the Massey Block (1885) in Winnipeg for the implement company of that name established a unique Manitoba style of commercial buildings by its use of local materials (sand-coloured brick and Tyndall limestone) and a primitive Romanesque classical style. He also designed (with S.F. Peters) Wesley College (University of Winnipeg) in 1895, the finest Richardsonian Romanesque building extant in Winnipeg. His last great work was the Strathcona Block (1901, destroyed 1974), another innovative building that was for years a prestige apartment address. Browne left for New York City in 1910.
Author WILLIAM P. THOMPSON
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George Browne Jr
A brief biography of architect George Browne Jr. From the Manitoba Historical Society.