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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Metcalfe Block (451 Hethrington Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building at the northwest corner of Hethrington Avenue and Osborne Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Charles Saunders Bridgman and built in 1909 by contractor-owner Christopher Metcalfe at a cost of $6,500. The 27 by 36 foot building contained commercial space on its main floor and two residential apartments on its two upper floors.

Metcalfe Block

Metcalfe Block (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Entrance to residential apartments in Metcalfe Block

Entrance to residential apartments in Metcalfe Block (December 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86651, W97.13592
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Charles Saunders Bridgman (1876-1965)

Memorable Manitobans: Christopher Metcalfe (1867-1947)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 888/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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: 5 December 2021

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