Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deer Lodge Hospital (2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

The Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg was established in 1916 as a convalescence facility for soldiers returning from the First World War. In 1928, a military wing was constructed on the east side of the original building by contractor Joseph Lorenzo Guay. Another wing was added in 1929 by contractor Robert Nicholas Wyatt. A two-storey corridor to connect the old and new wings of the hospital, a new clinical wing, two treatment pavilions, a boiler house and utilities building, and a nurses residence were built between 1942 and 1945 by contractor Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” Baert.

The hospital became a provincial facility in 1983.





Asa Kristjansson MacDonell (1918-2020)

Photos & Coordinatesfc

Postcard view of the Deer Lodge Hospital

Postcard view of the Deer Lodge Hospital (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2021-0022

Aerial view of the Deer Lodge Hospital

Aerial view of the Deer Lodge Hospital (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0090

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87781, W97.23557
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Homer Albert Chadwick (1852-1917)

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Lorenzo Guay (1890-1962)

Memorable Manitobans: Robert Nicholas Wyatt (1877-1954)

Memorable Manitobans: Gerard Alphonsus “Gerry” Baert (1906-1971)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Women’s Tribute Memorial Lodge (200 Woodlawn Street, Winnipeg)


“Plan Deer Lodge Hospital addition,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1942, page 19.

“Award contract for Deer Lodge clinical wing,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 March 1943, page 1.

“G. A. Baert gets contract for hospital pavilions,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 December 1943, page 3.

“G. A. Baert gets $207,000 contact for Deer Lodge,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1945, page 4.

“G. A. Baert awarded local building contract,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1945, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 March 2024

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