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Memorable Manitobans: Hans Peter Langes (1925-2008)

Architect.

Born at Datteln, Germany on 3 May 1925, son of Helene Schwirz and Peter Langes, he studied at the Essen School of Architecture, graduating in 1951. That year he came to Canada and settled in Winnipeg, where he resided for the rest of his life. His first job was with Green, Blankstein and Russell, an architectural firm where he remained for 12 years. In 1964, he opened his own practice, Peter Langes and Associates, which continued until his retirement in 1988. He designed many schools throughout Manitoba. He received a Preservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg for his work on restoration of the Winnipeg Law Courts. On 26 December 1952, he married Connie Kazakoff of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. They had three children. He died on 21 January 2008.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Fisher Branch Collegiate Institute

Fisher Branch, RM of Fisher

1961

 

St. Andrews School No. 2

RM of St. Andrews

1964

 

Morris Rural Municipal Office

207 Main Street, Morris

1967

 

Witch’s Hut

Kildonan Park, Winnipeg

1970

 

St. Clements Municipal Office

1043 Kittson Road, East Selkirk, RM of St. Clements

?

 

CNR Training Centre

Gimli

?

 

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 2008.

“Manitobans’ legacy a better province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B1.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2020

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