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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Odd Fellows Home (4025 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Designed by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell, this building was constructed in 1922 for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Its purpose was to provide accommodation for elderly members of the fraternal organization and their wives, as well as orphaned children of deceased members. Curiously, two rear entrances to the building are labeled “Girls” and “Boys,” respectively. Originally situated on large grounds in the Rural Municipality of Charleswood, the City of Winnipeg gradually grew around it. Most recently, a private residential subdivision was constructed between the building and the Assiniboine River.

Odd Fellows Home

Architect’s drawing of the Odd Fellows Home (1922)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 15 July 1922, page 48.

Odd Fellows Home

Odd Fellows Home (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86902, W97.26729
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: IOOF Hall (72 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Odd Fellows Temple (78 The Promenade, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Proposed Odd Fellows’ Home for Charleswood,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 March 1921, page 18.

“Corner stone to be laid today,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 July 1922, page 48.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2017

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