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Memorable Manitobans: Wallace Cotman Eade (1871-1916)

Architect, artist.

Born at Ipswich, England on 16 July 1871, he emigrated to Canada in 1892 and came to Winnipeg. He was employed as a draftsman in the City Engineer’s Department from 1898 to 1906, during which time he designed a pavilion for the Dominion Fairgrounds. He quit his job in 1906 and joined his brother H. R. Eade in the architectural and engineering firm of Eade Brothers. On 11 October 1899, he married Gertrude Elizabeth Green (1869-?) at Winnipeg. They had two children: Marguerite Eade (b 1900), and Roland Cotman Eade (b 1906). He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 12 July 1916 and was buried there.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Fire Hall No. 4

470 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg


Demolished (1959)


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

“Presentation to W. Cotman Eade,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 June 1906, page 20.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 5 August 1916, page 13.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2017

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