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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sharpe Block (404 Qu'Appelle Avenue, Winnipeg)

This four-storey brick block on Qu'Appelle Avenue in Winnipeg was designed and built in 1907 by contractor Thomas Sharpe at a cost of about $22,500. Initially measuring 46 feet by 62 feet, Sharpe made a 32 feet by 23 feet addition in 1927. The building contains 29 residential apartments.

Sharpe Block

Sharpe Block (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89505, W97.14963
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Sharpe (1866-1929)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 621/1907, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2803/1927, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 4221/1930, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

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.

We thank Murray Peterson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2022

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