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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Chambers Annex / Fountain Annex (390-394 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg)

Located on the south side of Logan Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 52 feet wide by 50 feet deep, the three-storey structure was designed by Roy Lyon Worthington for owner Edward H. Hebb and completed in 1907 at a cost of about $10,000. The ground level featured several commercial units, with the upper two levels comprising a ten-apartment block.

The complex, including the adjacent Victoria Chambers / Fountain Apartments, were renamed around 1922, with this building becoming the Fountain Annex. It remained in operation into 1942 by which point it had 14 suites with 12 tenants.

In late April 1942, the City Council voted unanimously to condemn both buildings and have them demolished, citing insanitary conditions and their elevated fire hazard. The occupants were given three months to find new quarters and both structures were demolished that summer.

Victoria Chambers Annex / Fountain Annex

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90460, W97.14264
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Roy Lyon Worthington (1871-1941)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Chambers / Fountain Apartments (382-388 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 355/1907, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Charles E. Goad Company fonds, Fire Insurance Plans of the City of Winnipeg - Volume 1 - Sheet 21 - revised August 1906, Library and Archives Canada.

Charles E. Goad Company fonds, Fire Insurance Plans of the City of Winnipeg - Volume 1 - Sheet 21 - revised May 1914, Library and Archives Canada.

“Fountain Block may be razed,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 April 1942, page 17.

“Council votes to tear down Fountain Block,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1942, page 15.

“Moving [continued ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1942, page 4.

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

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 16 February 2023

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