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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Gilmore Hanford (1885-1964)


Born at Newark, New Jersey on 1 May 1885, he moved at the age of 1 year to Columbus, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) then practiced with Frank L. Packard at Columbus. In 1911, he moved to Winnipeg to continue his architectural practice. He was a member and Secretary of the Manitoba Association of Architects, and a member of the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Country Club. He died at Columbus, Ohio on 9 December 1964 and was buried there.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Anderson House

38 Balmoral Street, Winniepg



St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

641 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg



Rowley House and Coach House

124 Harrow Street, Winnipeg




The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Robert Gilmore Hanford, FindAGrave.

Winnipeg Building Index

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2020

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