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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rosa-Linda Apartments (59 Evanson Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Evanson Street in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg, measuring 76 feet by 31 feet, was designed and built in 1913 by local architect Peter Cornelius Samwell at a cost of about $40,000. The building contained 13 apartments in its original configuration. It has 14 apartments today.

Rosa-Linda Apartments

Rosa-Linda Apartments (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Rosa-Linda Apartments

Rosa-Linda Apartments (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87896, W97.17056
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Peter Cornelius Samwell (1874-1951)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2264/1913, 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 April 2022

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