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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carman Apartments (423 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey apartment block on Burrows Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Simpson Hooper and constructed in 1913 by contractor Harry Hirsh at a cost of about $46,000. The 90 by 64 foot building has a concrete basement with bricks walls trimmed with stone. At the time of its construction, the structure contained 29 residential apartments.

Carman Apartments

Carman Apartments (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91761, W97.13970
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Simpson Hooper (1875-1940)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 12/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permit issued for apartment building,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 January 1913, page 16.

Pasadena Apartments (220 Hugh Street North), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1988.

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 George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 December 2021

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