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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boylston Apartments / Congress Apartments (300 River Avenue, Winnipeg)

The Congress, originally called the Boylston Apartments, was designed by architect Herbert Edward Matthews and constructed in 1910 on the southwest corner of River Avenue and Lewis Street by owner and local contractor John Moxam. The 114 by 100 foot building contained 27 apartments. Moxam owned the structure only a year before selling it to lawyer Alfred Joseph Andrews. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Congress Apartments / Boylston Apartments

Congress Apartments (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88111, W97.14031
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Edward Matthews (1867-1941)

Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Joseph Andrews (1865-1950)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


“Large apartment block to be built,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 February 1910, page 1.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 722/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

Congress Apartments (300 River Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1988.

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.

Page revised: 31 December 2021

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