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Memorable Manitobans: Lindsay Alexander Wardell (1879-1962)

Draftsman, architect.

Born at Dundas, Ontario on 13 March 1879, he worked as a draftsman for W. P. Witton of Hamilton (Ontario), Brunner, Knowles and Hubbell (New York City), and Darling & Pearson and Sproatt & Rolph of Toronto before becoming the latter’s Winnipeg representative in 1905-1906. He supervised or prepared plans for two apartment blocks, an addition to Colin H. Campbell’s Main Street store, and houses for E. B. Nash, and J. Thompson. He was a partner with David William Fair Nichols from 1907 to late 1909, with whom he designed homes for E. F. Lang, H. M. Tucker, and Ross and Redmond; a gymnasium addition to the home of H. P. H. Galloway; the Stevens and Son Warehouse on Notre Dame; and the Ontario, Manitoba and Western Land Company Building on Portage Avenue. The partnership dissolved in 1909 and he moved back to Hamilton where he practiced until 1924 then moved to Toronto where he remained professionally active into the 1950s. He died at Toronto on 13 January 1962.

Some of the architectural works in Manitoba included:





Falls House

36 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg



Clifford C. Hague Residence

Furby Street, Winnipeg



Bettes Block

289 Carlton Street, Winnipeg


Demolished (?)

E. F. Hutchings Residence

Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg



McKenty House

106 Middle Gate, Winnipeg




J. C. Falls House (36 Roslyn Road), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1994.

Winnipeg Buildings Index.

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

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2022

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