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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dunbar Apartments (61 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Furby Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Alexander D. Melville and constructed in 1929 by owner Frederick Niven Davidson at a cost of about $175,000. The 66 foot by 148 foot structure contained 38 apartments in its original configuration. Each was equipped with an electric stove, electric refrigerator, dinette set, and electric fireplace, with monthly rents ranging from $55 to $65. The building contains 39 apartments today.

Dunbar Apartments

Dunbar Apartments (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88053, W97.15773
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander D. Melville (1873-1949)

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Niven “Fred” Davidson (1885-1949)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 122/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New Dunbar,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 August 1929, page 23.

“Dunbar Apartments,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 October 1929, page 21.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2022

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