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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Greenfield (1845-1910)

Architect, civil servant.

Born at Croydon, England on 4 May 1845, he came to Toronto in 1865 and practised as an architect, later moving to Winnipeg and forming a partnership with Edward McCoskrie. In 1903 he became Superintendent of Public Works for the Canadian government. He was married to Elizabeth Flint of Montreal. They had one son, J. H. Greenfield. He was a member of the AF & AM, IOF, AOUW, and Grace Methodist Church, and he served as a founding director and president of the Manitoba Association of Architects. He died at his Winnipeg home, 345 Kennedy Street, on 3 November 1910 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Cornelius Building

120 King Street, Winnipeg

1876

 

Woods / Dryden Bag Company

148-150 Alexander Avenue, Winnipeg

1884

 

Carruthers Warehouse

120 King Street, Winnipeg

1896

 

Ryan Block

492 Main Street, Winnipeg

1903

 

Benard House

454 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg

1903

 

Maryland Methodist Church

576 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

1903

Demolished (1943)

Customs Examining Warehouse

McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

1910

 

Cook’s Creek School No. 20

RM of Springfield

?

 

Sources:

“Dominion official dies in Winnipeg,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 November 1910, page 5.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

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

Winnipeg Building Index

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 October 2017

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