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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sparling Apartments (217 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg, measuring 41 feet by 120 feet, was designed by local architect Charles Saunders Bridgman and built in 1925 by Skuli Benjaminson for owner Frederick Walter “Fritz” Sparling at a cost of about $50,000. The building contained 29 apartments in its original configuration. It has 31 apartments today.

Sparling Apartments

Sparling Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Sparling Apartments

Sparling Apartments (February 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88524, W97.15912
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Charles Saunders Bridgman (1876-1965)

Memorable Manitobans: Skuli Benjaminson (1879-1970)

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Walter S. “Fritz” Sparling (1877-1947)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 328/1925, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 7.

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: 1 June 2022

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