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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harvard Apartments (198 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey concrete, brick and stone apartment block on Furby Street in Winnipeg was designed by architect James William Hawker and built in 1929 by the Moxam Construction Company. The 50 feet by 124 feet structure contained 22 suites of two or three rooms, with six on each floor and four in the basement.

Harvard Apartments

Harvard Apartments (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88469, W97.15817
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Hawker (1870-?)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 377/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New Furby St. apartment,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 April 1929, page 45.

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, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 March 2022

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