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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nokomis Block (344 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg)

This four-storey brick residential apartment building on Cumberland Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect C. W. U. Chivers and built in 1912 by James McDiarmid for the Notre Dame Investment Company. During the course of construction, the project consumed 10 cords of stone, 400,000 red bricks, 2,000 square yards of plaster, and 600 cubic yards of concrete.

Nokomis Block

Nokomis Block (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Rear view of the Nokomis Block

Rear view of the Nokomis Block (December 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89634, W97.14690
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Cyril William Upton Chivers (1879-1969)

Memorable Manitobans: James McDiarmid (1855-1934)


Building Permit No. 2792, 16 May 1910, Box A741, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Nakomis Apartments, 344 Cumberland Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, January 2007.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2020

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