OK, let's start with an abbatoir!  Well, they are a very necessary business in a meat eating society!  This was Gordon, Ironsides & Fares.
Ames, Holden & Co Ltd. of Montreal, who dealt in boots, shoes and Granby rubbers.
Here we have the interior of Andrews Jewellery store
Above, and the next four photos are of the Barrowclough & Semple Music Store, which was located at 228 - but I don't know which street, do you?
The interior, showing their collection of Morris pianos
Here was an exhibit of their Morris pianos, but I find it hard to believe that this was taken inside the little store above, don't you?  Unless it was a tardis!
On the left is their display of organs, you got a real workout with those, as you had to hold the bellows open with your knees, while pumping with your feet and playing at the same time.  On the right is a piano parlour belonging to the same company.
The Bell Telephone Company
This was the Bert Eastwood Tonsorial Parlours at 445 Main Street.
I quote:  In this shop will be found the very latest equipments, including compressed air for spraying, drying the face and hair, electric massage machines etc.  Also clean, sanitary bathrooms in connection.
Billington Bros. Harness Makers, and next door was the Hotel Pacific and I think I make out the name of R. Blassdale, Real Estate agents.
Bromley & Co, Tents & Awnings
The lumber mills of Brown & Rutherford
J. F. Galt - Wholesale Grocer.  This building is still up at 92-104 Arthur Street.  You can also see where Mr. Galt lived in the residences section.
Campbell's Art Gallery and Picture Taking Apartments.  I quote:  Those interested in high class photographs would do well to call and examine all the latest kinds of photography.  It costs nothing to examine all.  The Photo Etching and Pure Carbon Photos please those who are looking for the best.  300 Main Street, Phone 1127.
This was an ambulance belonging to Messers Clark Bros. & Hughes.  Not speedy by today's standards, but it didn't matter, because they were a funeral company!
Clark Bros & Hughes, Funeral Directors & Embalmers - Ambulance in connection.  Telephone 1239 Day & Night call.  Office & chapel, 186 James Street.
Oh yes!  Talk about going in style.  I think the hearse on the right is the one for me!  Do you notice that the street is cobbled in all four of these photos?  I wonder if the whole of James Street was?  I believe James Street was a casualty of the Centennial Concert Hall/Museum/Planetarium buildings, but I stand to be corrected on that.  (James Street appears to have been renamed James Avenue, and althought part of it was taken up by the Concert Hall, it is still on the other side of Main Street, and starts up again on the other side of Lily Street.)
C. L. Meyers & Co., Ladies & Gents Tailors, 275 Portage Ave.
The Cockshutt Plow Company
The interior of Connell & Co's drug store.  What a fascinating place, and I love the chairs one could sit on while waiting.  Would you like to see it in more detail?  Oh go on then, click on it!
These were the premises of Merchant Tailor, D. Cameron.
Didn't these stores have lovely ceilings?
Below is the Edward Lewis Carriage manufacturing company, and on the right, you can see the interior of the business.

To the left is a sample of their work, for The Modern Laundry, 309 Hargrave Street, whom you will see more of later.
And above, we have the tent factory of Emerson & Hague.
The brewery of E.L. Drewry, which was at Main & Redwood.
In the background is the Electric Street Railway Car Works and Power House.  In the foreground, and I am not sure if this was on the roof or not, it says Hammond - Thee Furrier, Main Street.
And here is 'Thee' Furrier, W. J. Hammond's interior of the retail store, and on the right, we have the tailoring and furriery department.  What a hive of industry!
The premises of Frost & Wood Co. Ltd. who made farm machinery
Garson Quarry & Stone Works.  Aren't they still in business?
This was listed as Gault Bros. Wholesale Dry Goods.  You can see that Clark Bros. the wholesale stationers were also in the same building.
This was the menswear store of Geo. B. McNeil & Co 'Makers of artistic clothes for men'
Geo. Velie, Wholesale Wines & Liquors.  I notice that at the top of the sign it says The Delta, was that the name of the building, or was it part of a hotel?
The wholesale hardware company of Geo. D. Wood & Co.
As the side of the building stated, this was G. F. Stephens & Co.  Manufacturers and jobbers of paints, oils & glass.
Main focus here is Gurney's Stoves, Ranges hot water boilers, radiators and hot air furnaces. and is that standard scales that they also sold?  It looks like sgales doesn't it?  Next door, they are advertising Lipton's Ceylon Teas
Here we have the interior of the Winnipeg office of the Haslam Land & Investment Co. located in the Merchants Bank Building.  They also had an office at 312 Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn. USA. (That office boy looks as if he is in front of a firing squad doesn't he?)
A drawing of The Hudson Electrical Supply Co. which was located at 309 Fort St.  They advertised that they were dealers in electrical apparatus & supplies.  Fixtures a specialty.  Light & power plants
The Bay Carpet Department
The Dry Goods Department
The Bay Grocery Department
The Mantle Department
The Hudson's Bay Company

This must have been when they were located at Main St and York, because the building on Portage Avenue wasn't erected until 1926.
This large store was the Imperial Dry Goods, and I believe the building is still standing at 91 Albert Street.  This building was erected in 1899.
This was the J. H. Ashdown hardware store, which was located at 476 Main Street.  However, the original store burned down, and a new one was built in 1904-05, so I don't know which one this was.
And this was the Ashdown warehouse.  A thriving business, and J. H. Ashdown was a very wealthy man.  You can see his home on the Residences page.
J. Maw & Co. who advertised that they sold Brantford carriages, wagons, sleighs and gutters. the business behind dealt in hides and pelts.  Note the horses on the roof of the business to the right of Maw's.
Here you can see the premises of John Leslie, furniture dealer.  Next door to the right is a wine merchant and beyond that is a hardware store.
John W. Peck& Co.  Wholesale clothiers,  33 Princess Street
This business was a wholesale grocers by  the name of Kenneth McKenzie.
There were so many businesses shown in this book, possibly they contributed to the cost of producing it.  Anyway, as there are so many, we will have to continue them onto another page.  Please click HERE
Here is the Peck Building today, and I doubt if it just houses one company these days.  As you can see, a couple more floors have been added to the top, so it looks different, but not in a bad way in my opinion.  With thanks to Christie, who let me know it was still standing.
Ah yes, well I guess it is still standing, this is 91 Albert Street today, and it looks as if it has had its left side chopped off, because there are only three double windows across now where there used to be four.  The fancy top has also been chopped off.
Mitchell's Photo Supply House was located at 211 Rupert Avenue, built in 1899 and demolished to make a parking lot for the Manitoba Museum and Planetarium.