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Historic Sites of Manitoba: King George Court (272 Cockburn Street North, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Cockburn Street North in Winnipeg, measuring 93 feet by 120 feet, was designed by local architect David A. Abramovitch and built in 1913 by day labour on behalf of brothers (and wholesale jewellers) Lazarus Hyman Levi (1883-1964) and Benjamin Levi (1885-1972) at a cost of about $100,000. The building contained 35 apartments in its original configuration. It has 37 apartments today.

King George Court

King George Court (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86987, W97.15234
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: David A. Abramovitch [Abramovich] (1871-1950)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2733/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Building permits,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 August 1913, page 6.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Obituary [Lazarus Hyman Levi], Winnipeg Tribune, 14 March 1964, page 77.

Obituary [Benjamin Levi], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1972, page 16.

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

King George Court Apartments, 272 Cockburn Street North by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, February 2009.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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: 14 April 2022

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