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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Edward Cubbidge (1881-1952)

Architect.

Born at Maidstone, England on 23 May 1881, he emigrated to Canada about 1907 and worked as an assistant to Winnipeg architect John Woodman, who in 1917 invited him to become a full partner in the practice. They specialized in the design of commercial and institional buildings, including schools in Winnipeg and its outlying suburbs. The partnership ended in 1924 after which Cubbidge practiced alone, designing a variety of homes in the prosperous suburbs of Crescentwood and Tuxedo. In 1932, he served as President of the Manitoba Association of Architects, and continued to practice until 1950. He died at his Winnipeg home, 12B Locarno Apartments on Roslyn Road, on 28 October 1952 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Public Press Building

290 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg

1917

 

General Steele School

757 Lyon Street, Winnipeg

1921

 

Percy J. Rich House

102 Handsart Blvd, Winnipeg

1927

 

L. J. H. Redmond House

101 Handsart Blvd, Winnipeg

1927

 

N. J. Breen House

25 Ruskin Row, Winnipeg

1928

 

W. Cohen Fur Company Building

Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1929

 

James D. Carruthers House

Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

c1930

 

Eaton House

Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1932

 

St. Paul’s High School & College (expansion)

Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

1932

Demolished (1964)

James M. Gilchrist House

1015 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1932

 

Norman L. Leach House

761 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1935

 

International Harvester Company Warehouse

Portage Avenue at Burnell, Winnipeg

1937

 

Pointe du Bois School No. 1696

SW36-15-14E, Manitoba

1942

 

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1952, page 33.

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

Winnipeg Building Index.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 September 2016

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