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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scarsdale Apartments (71 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Kennedy Street in Winnipeg, measuring 75 feet by 104 feet, was designed by local architect James William Hawker and constructed in 1930 by W. A. Irish and Company at a cost of about $100,000. The building contained 29 apartments in its original configuration.

Scarsdale Apartments

Scarsdale Apartments (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88559, W97.14442
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Hawker (1870-?)

Manitoba Business: W. A. Irish and Company


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1763/1930, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“$100,000 block to be built on Kennedy Street,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 May 1930, page 10

“Permits for buildings grow to good figure,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 June 1930, page 28.

Scarsdale Apartments, 71 Kennedy Street by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, February 2007.

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, George Penner, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2023

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