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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Sandham Griffith (1865-1943)

Architect.

Born at Oxfordshire, England in 1865, he trained as an architect from 1882 to 1885 with a firm at Reading and as a draughtsman in 1886 at London. He came to Winnipeg in the spring of 1887 and took employment in the engineer’s office of the Northern Pacific Railway, and later in the Land Titles Office. He began to practice as an architect in 1893, designing a number of commercial and residential buildings.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Thomas Ryan Warehouse

104 King Street, Winnipeg

1895

Demolished (2010)

Knox Presbyterian Church

15 Tupper Street South, Portage la Prairie

1897

 

Fire Hall No. 1 / Central Fire Hall

110 Albert Street, Winnipeg

1898-1899

Demolished (1966)

St. Mary’s la Prairie Anglican Church

36 Second Street NW, Portage la Prairie

1898-1899

 

Machray School No. 2

Charles Street, Winnipeg

1899

Demolished

Leckie Building

216 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

1900

 

Belmont School No. 441

Belmont

1901

Demolished

Baker Block

468 Main Street, Winnipeg

1901

 

C. Vokes Residence

136 Middle Gate, Winnipeg

1902

 

Vendome Hotel (expansion)

308 Fort Street, Winnipeg

1902

 

St. Boniface Normal School

210 rue Masson, St. Boniface

1902

 

Neepawa IOOF Buildilng

376 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa

1903

 

Criterion Hotel

214 McDermot Street, Winnipeg

1903

 

Carberry Methodist Church

Third Avenue, Carberry

1903

 

MacGregor School No. 240

MacGregor

1903

Demolished

Brandon Asylum for the Insane (addition)

First Street, Brandon

1903-1905

Destroyed by fire (November 1910)

Roland School No. 902

Roland

1904

Demolished

Strathcona Hotel

567 Main Street, Winnipeg

1905

Demolished

Lendrum McMeans Residence

40 West Gate, Winnipeg

1907

 

Sources:

“The city schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 March 1899, page 3.

The Canadian Architect and Builder, Volume 10, Issue 1, page 5, 1897.

Buildings at the Brandon Mental Health Centre by David Butterfield and Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, November 1988.

Winnipeg Buildings Index.

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: 25 February 2017

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