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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kiora Apartments / Kenora Apartments (620 William Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone block on William Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 99 feet by 29 feet, was designed and built in 1914 by Haldor Haldorson at a cost of about $45,000. The building contained 17 apartments in its original configuration, later increased to 18. Known originally as the Kiora Apartments, it was renamed Kenora Apartments in the 1920s. The building was destroyed by fire on 28 January 2022.

Kenora Apartments

Kenora Apartments (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Kenora Apartments

Kenora Apartments (January 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90362, W97.15431
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Haldor Haldorson (1875-1951)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 359/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

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, and George Penner.

Page revised: 10 April 2022

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