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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Panama Court (785 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Dorchester Avenue in the Fort Rouge area of Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Simpson Hooper and built in 1912 by contractor William Wardell Cross at a cost of about $77,000. The 99 feet by 117 feet building contained 22 apartments in its original configuration. It contains 25 apartments today.

Panama Court

Panama Court (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87160, W97.15772
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Simpson Hooper (1875-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: William Wardell Cross (1860-1939)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1715/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

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 Nathan Kramer, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 6 March 2022

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