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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fortune House (393 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

Designed by local architect W. W. Blair, this house 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.

Fortune House

Fortune House (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87318, W97.15733
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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: 22 November 2014

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