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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Preston Court / West Broadway Apartments (161 Langside Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone apartment block at the southeast corner of Langside Street and Sara Avenue (formerly Preston Avenue) in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Peter Cornelius Samwell and constructed in 1910 by contractor John Edward Wilson at a cost of $100,000. The 90 foot by 115 foot building contained 30 apartments.

Preston Court / West Broadway Apartments

Preston Court / West Broadway Apartments (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88352, W97.15648
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Peter Cornelius Samwell [Samwel] (1874-1951)

Memorable Manitobans: John Edward Wilson (1878-1956)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 978/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permit for large apartment block,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 May 1910, page 11.

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

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, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2921

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