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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Amulet Apartments (640 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone apartment block on Westminster Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed in 1909 by William Wardell Cross for owner Richard Henry Lear at a cost of $33,000. The 53 by 98 foot building contained 14 apartments.

Amulet Apartments

Amulet Apartments (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88158, W97.15703
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Wardell Cross (1860-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: Melvin L. “Mel” Hooper (1881-1971)

Memorable Manitobans: Richard Henry Lear (1861-1945)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1011/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3774/1930, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“For rent - Amulet Apartments,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 October 1909, page 11.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and George Penner.

Page revised: 1 April 2022

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