This two-storey brick block on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 33 feet by 85 feet, was designed by civil engineer Herman Saltzman and built in 1914 by R. Rubin at a cost of about $15,000. The building had two retail spaces on the main floor and six residential apartments on the second floor.
Memorable Manitobans: Herman Saltzman (?-?)
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1384/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.
Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.
Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.
Aurora Block, 567 Selkirk Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.
Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.
Page revised: 16 April 2022
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