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Memorable Manitobans: James Morton Lethbridge (1877-1943)


Born at London, England on 24 October 1877, son of George Lethbridge (1847-1924), he articled in architecture under his father for four years. After assisting several British architects, he came to Canada in 1906 and worked at Winnipeg, with an office in the McIntyre Block. During the First World War, he served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, returning to Winnipeg after his military discharge. He returned to England where he died on 10 October 1943.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





H. C. Whellams Residence

Lot 54, Ferry Road, North Kildonan



Odd Fellows Hall

Fort Rouge, Winnipeg



Halpenny House

6 East Gate, Winnipeg



Norberry School

900 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg



Norberry School (addition)

900 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg




“H. C. Whellam’s residence, Kildonan,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 May 1907, page 23.

Advertisement, Manitoba Free Press, 20 May 1910, page 20.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“New Odd Fellows’ Hall,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1913, page 11.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Tenders for Woodlawn School Building, S.D. 1499, St. Vital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 April 1921, page 2.

Obituary, The Builder, volume 165, 22 October 1943, page 330.

“Former official of Kildonan dies at 83 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 September 1950, page 32.

The Director of British Architects: 1834-1914, volume 2, 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Robert Hill, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 November 2019

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