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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Osborn Wickenden (1851-1934)

Architect.

Born in England in January 1851, he worked as an architect around Manitoba during the early 1880s then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1889. He died there on 7 December 1934.

Some of his architectural work in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Winnipeg Court House

140 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg

1882-1883

 

Brandon Gaol and Court House

525 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon

1883

 

Neepawa Court House

282 Hamilton Street, Neepawa

1884

 

Rowand Block

210 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1886

Demolished (1974)

Boulton Scouts Monument

Russell, Manitoba

1888

 

Sources:

Manitoba Weekly Free Press, 6 September 1888, page 4.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950

Winnipeg Buildings Index, University of Manitoba

We thank Robert Hill for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2022

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