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Memorable Manitobans: Gerald A. Libling (1930-2008)

Architect.

Born in Winnipeg on 30 December 1930, son of William and Betty Libling, he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba at the age of 21. He was an award-winning architect and developer, well known and highly respected for his work throughout Canada and the United States. He retired to Phoenix, Arizona in 1992, where he died on 18 March 2008.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Ralph Maybank School

20 Donnelly Street, Winnipeg

1957

 

Public Safety Building

151 Princess Street, Winnipeg

c1964

 

One Evergreen Place

Winnipeg

?

 

Courts of St. James

Winnipeg

?

 

Place Louis Riel

Winnipeg

?

 

Holiday Tower North

Winnipeg

?

 

Sources:

“Go ahead signal for Civic Centre,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 1964, page 52.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2015

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