Join me Sunday night at 7:00 pm on 101.5 UMFM for another edition of West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition ! This week's guest is educator and historian David McDowell.
Source: U of M Libraries, Winnipeg Tribune Collection
To that point, Winnipeg had allowed many entire square blocks of the downtown to be demolished for parking, but the reaction to these buildings created a backlash that had not been seen before. It was he "Big Bang" moment for Winnipeg's building conservation movement.
Top: November 18, 1978 Winnipeg Free Press
Bottom: U of M Libraries, Winnipeg Tribune Collection (click image)
We will talk not only about the past, but the present and future of Winnipeg's built heritage.
Also, music by Singing Cowboy Bob Nolan and commentary from Roger Currie.
UPDATE: Also check out my Winnipeg Free Press story about McDowell.