Historic Sites of Manitoba: Monte Cassino Court (639 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 51 feet by 80 feet, was designed by architect James Alexander Gauld and constructed as a single-storey retail structure in 1907, for owner Benedicto Persichini. Three years later, two floors containing eight residential apartments were added.

Monte Cassino Court

Monte Cassino Court (January 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88884, W97.15852
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Alexander Gauld (1859-1932)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 512/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Monte Cassino Court, 639 Portage Avenue by Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, June 2018.

639 Portage Avenue - Monte Cassino Court by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Downtown Places.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Gordon Goldsborough, and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 April 2023

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