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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Vinborg Apartments (594 Agnes Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone apartment block on Agnes Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect James Pender West and built in 1912 by contractors Bjorn Pétursson and Thorstein Thorsteinsson at a cost of about $70,000. The 89 foot by 74 foot building contained 21 apartments in its original configuration. It contains 24 now.

Vinborg Apartments with Corinne Apartments at right

Vinborg Apartments with Corinne Apartments at right (August 1961) by Bjorn Hallgrimson
Source: Blair Bingeman

Vinborg Apartments

Vinborg Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Vinborg Apartments

Vinborg Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Entrance to Vinborg Apartments

Entrance to Vinborg Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Vinborg Apartments

Vinborg Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89706, W97.16191
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Pender West (1868-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: Bjorn Pétursson (1871-1946)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 593/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 5.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

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

We thank Blair Bingeman for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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