Historic Sites of Manitoba: Renfrew Apartments (465 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg)
This three-storey, brick block on Mountain Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 101 feet by 66 feet, was designed by local architect David A. Abramovitch and constructed in 1914 by day labour on behalf of brothers (and wholesale jewellers) Lazarus Hyman Levi (1883-1964) and Benjamin Levi (1885-1972) at a cost of about $70,000. The building contained 21 apartments in its original configuration. It has 22 apartments today.
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 603/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Obituary [Lazarus Hyman Levi], Winnipeg Tribune, 14 March 1964, page 77.
Obituary [Benjamin Levi], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 1972, page 16.
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.
Page revised: 14 April 2022