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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Notre Dame Block (406 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone building on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect William Wallace Blair and built in 1909 by contractor-owner George Stirrett at a cost of $60,000. The 65 foot by 120 foot structure had two retail spaces on the main floor and 12 residential apartments on the upper two floors.

Notre Dame Block

Notre Dame Block (June 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89782, W97.14842
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Blair (1852-1916)

Memorable Manitobans: George Stirrett (1853-?)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1761/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

Notre Dame Block, 406 Notre Dame Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Block, December 2009.

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: 5 December 2021

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