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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elsinore Apartments (677 Maryland Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Maryland Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Edmund Walter Crayston and constructed in 1913 by brothers Hannes Pétursson, Olafur Pétursson, and Rögnvaldur Pétursson at a cost of about $65,000. The 125 by 68 foot building contained 27 apartments in its original configuration. It now contains 32.

Elsinore Apartments

Elsinore Apartments (August 1961) by Bjorn Hallgrimson
Source: Blair Bingeman

Elsinore Apartments

Elsinore Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Entrance to the Elsinore Apartments

Entrance to the Elsinore Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Elsinore Apartments

Elsinore Apartments (January 2020)
Source: George Penner

Elsinore Apartments

Elsinore Apartments (February 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Elsinore Apartments

Elsinore Apartments (February 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89917, W97.15958
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Walter Crayston (1871-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: Hannes Pétursson (1881-1961)

Memorable Manitobans: Olafur Pétursson (1879-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: Rögnvaldur Pétursson (1877-1940)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 375/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 5.

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

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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

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, Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Blair Bingeman.

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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