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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Henry Gatenby Moody (1903-1991)

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Herbert H. G. Moody
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Architect.

Born at Winnipeg on 12 March 1903, son of A. W. Moody and Elizabeth Jane Holland, he was educated at the Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario and the University of Manitoba, graduating in architecture in 1926. He practiced with the firms of Derby and Robinson (Boston) and Sproatt and Rolf (Toronto). In 1936 he went into partnership at Winnipeg with Robert E. Moore, in the firm of Moody and Moore, continuing for 40 years. The firm was responsible for a number of prominent Winnipeg buildings.

In the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers, Army Third Division, in England and northwest Europe, from 1941 to 1945.

He was married twice, first to Alice Louise Taylor (c1904-1938) of Toronto, Ontario with whom he had two children. On 5 May 1941, he married Lorraine Code (1908-1986), daughter of Abraham Code. They had one child. He was a brother-in-law of Canadian prime minister Lester B. Pearson. He served as President of the Manitoba Club from 1963 to 1964. He was a member of the Lakewood Country Club, the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, past Chancellor of the College of Fellows, and President of the Manitoba Association of Architects (which he joined in 1934 and headed three times during his membership).

He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 27 February 1991 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery at Winnipeg.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Samuel L. Wilson House

106 Handsart Boulevard, Winnipeg

1938

 

Winnipeg Winter Club

200 River Avenue, Winnipeg

1949

 

Princess Elizabeth Hospital

Winnipeg

1950

 

Concordia Hospital (expansion)

437 Desalaberry Avenue, Winnipeg

1951-1953

 

Churchill High School

510 Hay Street, Winnipeg

1953-1958

 

Harrow School

550 Harrow Street, Winnipeg

1954

 

Harrow School (expansion)

550 Harrow Street, Winnipeg

1955

 

Agricultural Research Building

66 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg

1958

 

St. John’s College and Chapel

92 Dysart Road, Winnipeg

1958

 

Manitoba Hydro Building

820 Taylor Avenue, Winnipeg

1958

 

Chown Building

753 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

1962-1964

 

Donnelly United Church

1226 Waller Avenue, Winnipeg

1964

 

University College, University of Manitoba

210 Dysart Road, Winnipeg

1964

 

Centennial Concert Hall

555 Main Street, Winnipeg

1967

 

Centennial Hall, University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1969-1972

 

Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg

Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg

1972

 

Medical Arts Building

223 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg

1972

 

Hudson’s Bay House

79 Main Street, Winnipeg

1972

 

Manitoba Museum

190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg

1973

 

Basic Medical Sciences Building

730 William Avenue, Winnipeg

1974

 

RCMP Headquarters

1091 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1978

 

Fort Whyte Interpretive Centre

Winnipeg

1983

 

Fred Douglas Place

333 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg

1989

 

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park

Sources:

Death registration [Alice L. T. Moody], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. H. H. G. Moody dies at age of 34,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1938, page 2.

“One-man architectural firms said out-moded in modern era,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1961, page 73.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 1991.

Moody and Moore buildings, Winnipeg Building Index, University of Manitoba Architecture/Fine Arts Library.

We thank Jane Moody and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2015

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