Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bessborough Apartments (380 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg)
This three-storey, brick block on Assiniboine Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 70 feet by 218 feet, was designed by local architect James William Hawker and constructed in 1931 by contractor Skuli Benjaminson at a cost of about $125,000. The building contained 44 apartments in its original configuration, containing two, three, four, or five rooms.
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 134/1931, City of Winnipeg Archives.
“Bessborough Apartments,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 August 1931, page 7.
“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg-Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 7.
Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.
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, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 April 2022