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Memorable Manitobans: Eldred Dodsworth Tuttle (1878-1965)

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Eldred D. Tuttle
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Architect.

Born at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia in May 1878, son of carpenter George Wells Tuttle (1852-1912) and Ellen Jane Dodsworth (1855-1938), he began working in the building trade at the age of 15 then took a correspondence course in architecture. In 1899, he came to Winnipeg with his family and continued in construction, working as a building foreman for two years before becoming an architect. For a time, he worked at Souris with lumberman T. L. Arnett.

For about a year starting in June 1906, he worked in partnership with Albert S. Jewett in the firm of Jewett and Tuttle. Practicing alone as of late 1907, he began to specialize in the construction of schools and was responsible for designing buildings in towns around Manitoba.

On 25 June 1902, he married Evangeline Burman (1876-1959), daughter of Edward Burman, at Winnipeg. They had no children. The couple moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1924 where he died on 15 September 1965.

His architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Bannatyne & Emily, Winnipeg

1906

Demolished

Cumberland Court Apartments

365 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg

1907

 

Starbuck Consolidated School No. 1150

Starbuck, RM of Macdonald

1910

 

Britannia School

361 Hampton Street, Winnipeg

1910

Demolished

Methodist Fresh Air Home

Gimli

1910

Demolished

Gretna School No. 336

Gretna

1911

Demolished

George Cram Residence

65 Balmoral Place, Winnipeg

1911

 

Swan River School No. 1047

Swan River

1912

Demolished

Transcona Municipal Building and Fire Hall

Victoria Avenue West, Transcona

1912

Demolished

Transcona Central School

Oxford Street, Transcona

1912-1913

Demolished

Brooklands School No. 1440 / Krawchyk School

1921 Pacific Avenue West, Brooklands

1912-1913

Demolished

Parkholme Apartments

254 Home Street, Winnipeg

1913

 

Whitemouth School No. 139

Whitemouth, RM of Whitemouth

1913

Demolished

Roseisle Consolidated School No. 726

Roseisle, RM of Dufferin

1914

 

Benito Consolidated School No. 1408

Benito

1914

Demolished

Oak Bluff Consolidated School No. 600 Teacherage

Oak Bluff, RM of Macdonald

1914

Demolished

Sanford Consolidated School No. 86

Sanford, RM of Macdonald

1914

Demolished

Charleswood School No. 826

Roblin Boulevard, RM of Charleswood

1914

Demolished

Calvary Evangelical Church

590 Alverstone Street, Winnipeg

1914

 

Carroll Consolidated School No. 868

Carroll, RM of Oakland

1915

 

Cameron Consolidated School No. 406

RM of Minto

1916

 

Wentworth School No. 1801

RM of Rosser

1916

Demolished

Happy Thought School No. 1452

East Selkirk, RM of St. Clements

1917

Demolished

Rosery School No. 1907

RM of Armstrong

1918

 

Southfield School No. 1044

RM of Victoria

1918

Demolished

Makaroff Consolidated School No. 1238

Makaroff, RM of Shell River

1919

Demolished

Oakner Consolidated School No. 290

Oakner, RM of Hamiota

1919-1920

Demolished

Arden Consolidated School No. 341

Arden, RM of Lansdowne

1920

Demolished

Devonshire Collegiate Institute

Main Street, Selkirk

1920

Demolished

Reedy Creek School No. 1983

RM of Alonsa

1920

Demolished

Goose Lake Consolidated School No. 1283

Roblin

1920

Demolished

Graysville Consolidated School No. 1493

Graysville, RM of Dufferin

1920

 

Kenton Consolidated School No. 280

Kenton, RM of Woodworth

1920

Demolished

Beulah School No. 162

Beulah, RM of Miniota

1921

Demolished

Wingham Consolidated School No. 1921

RM of Grey

1921

Destroyed by fire (1929)

Lockport School No. 6

RM of St. Andrews

1922-1923

 

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“New firm of architects,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 June 1906, page 10.

Local news, Souis Plaindealer, 6 July 1906, page 8.

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

““Grandpa” Burman, pioneer of Maryland Methodists, is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 February 1923, page 2.

US Naturalization Records, Ancestry.

Obituary [Evangeline Tuttle], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1959, page 33.

Obituary [Edna Blanche Tuttle], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 1961, page 26.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1965, page 16.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Randy Rostecki and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 February 2017

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