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Memorable Manitobans: David A. Abramovitch [Abramovich] (1871-1950)

Architect.

Born at Bucharest, Romania on 15 February 1871, he came to Canada in 1906 and settled at Winnipeg, becoming one of the first Jewish architects in Manitoba. By 1920, he had moved to Los Angeles, California where he continued to practice architecture. He died there on 5 October 1950.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Nassau Apartments

554 Jessie Avenue, Winnipeg

1908

 

Cohen Block

446-448 King Street, Winnipeg

1910

Demolished (?)

Coruna Theatre

Logan Avenue, Winnipeg

1912

 

Justin Apartments

351 Daly Street North, Winnipeg

1913

 

King George Court

272 Cockburn Street North, Winnipeg

1913

 

Noble Court

126 Alfred Avenue, Winnipeg

1913

 

Pullmer Apartments

553 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg

1913-1914

 

Baltic Apartments

347 Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg

1914

 

Estelle Apartments

346-348 Arbuthnot Street, Winnipeg

1914

 

Kitchener Court

501 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg

1914

 

Manitou Apartments

484 Toronto Street, Winnipeg

1914

 

Renfrew Apartments

465 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg

1914

 

St. Julien Apartments

508 McMillan Avenue, Winnipeg

1914

 

Scotia Block

105 Scotia Street, Winnipeg

1914

 

Sources:

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 January 2022

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