Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oriole Apartments (111 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick residential apartment block on Furby Street in Winnipeg was designed and constructed in 1912 by Arthur Simmons for Richard Henry Lear at a cost of $20,000. The 80 by 33 foot building contained seven apartments in its original configuration but now contains eight.

Oriole Apartments

Oriole Apartments (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88213, W97.15788
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Richard Henry Lear (1861-1945)

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Simmons (1879-1950)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1478/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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

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

Page revised: 23 January 2022

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