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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Joseph’s Hospital (421 Pritchard Avenue, Winnipeg)

A former hospital building at the northwest corner of Salter Street and Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg was established in 1918 as a private facility with 50 beds. In 1925, it was taken over by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto who converted it into a general hospital with a school of nursing.

In 1926, a three-storey addition measuring 46 feet by 102 feet was designed by local architect Edward Parkinson and constructed by the Sutherland Construction Company at a cost of about $118,560. It added 75 more beds bringing the total to 125.

Chiefs of Staff

Period

Chief of Staff

1918-1923

?

1923-1937

James McKenty (1866-1940)

Photos & Coordinates

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital (May 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital (October 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital (October 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital (October 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital (May 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91553, W97.14142
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edward Parkinson (1878-1953)

Manitoba Business: Sutherland Construction Company

Sources:

“Excavation work started for $100,000 wing to St. Joseph’s Hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 May 1926, page 1.

“Banana warehouse is completed and in use,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 May 1926, page 7.

“Permits for big recidences issued today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1926, page 1.

“Sisters take over St. Joseph’s in 1925; established in 1918,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 May 1938, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 24 December 2022

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