Designed by local architect W. W. Blair, this house in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg was built in 1911 for real estate developer Mark Fortune, who lost his life in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in mid-1912. Remaining Fortune family members returned to Winnipeg and lived in the house until 1920 when it was sold to W. P. Riley. The Rileys lived here until 1948 then moved to another house on Wellington Crescent. The building was sold and subdivided into suites. It stood vacant for a period after 1981 and was later designated as a municipal historic site.
Historical Tour: Crescentwood, Winnipeg’s Best Residential District by Rosemary Malaher
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992
Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Crescentwood (Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy R. Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 season
Fortune House (393 Wellington Crescent), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, September 1981.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 17 January 2020
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