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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brooklands Hotel (8 Keewatin Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stucco building on Keewatin Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect James William Hawker and built in 1930 for owner Samuel Cohen. Measuring 80 feet by 120 feet, the main floor finished in terazzo tile housed a restaurant, pool room, and a “first class beer parlour” while the second floor, done in oak, had 23 bedrooms. It opened officially on 12 March 1930.

Brooklands Hotel

Brooklands Hotel (June 2022)
Source: George Penner

Brooklands Hotel

Brooklands Hotel (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91707, W97.19553
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Hawker (1870-?)


“Work well advanced on Hotel Brooklands,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 March 1930, page 3.

“New Brooklands Hotel will cater to the needs of the suburban community,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 March 1930, page 7.

“Pool room and restaurant in the New Brooklands Hotel,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 March 1930, page 24.

8 Keewatin Street - Brooklands Hotel by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Places, 23 September 2012.

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

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and George Penner.

Page revised: 24 February 2023

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