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Memorable Manitobans: Anton Edvin Breivik (c1894-1968)


Born at Hadsel, Norway around 1894, he received architectural training at Trondheim. He and his family came to Canada in 1924 and he worked as an architect for Winnipeg Hydro. Through the late 1930s and early 1940s, he was self-employed in the home-building industry then he was the architect for the City of Winnipeg from 1944 to retirement in 1964. He died at his Winnipeg home, 617 Minto Street, on 7 June 1968. He was survived by wife Hansine Matilde Breivik (1895-1986), four sons, and two daughters.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

600 Minto Street, Winnipeg




Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1968, page 33.

Obituary [Hansine Matilde Breivik], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1986, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 March 2021

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