Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Edward Cubbidge (1881-1952)
Born at Maidstone, England on 23 May 1881, he emigrated to Canada about 1907 and worked as an assistant to Winnipeg architect John Woodman, who in 1917 invited him to become a full partner in the practice. They specialized in the design of commercial and institional buildings, including schools in Winnipeg and its outlying suburbs. The partnership ended in 1924 after which Cubbidge practiced alone, designing a variety of homes in the prosperous suburbs of Crescentwood and Tuxedo. In 1932, he served as President of the Manitoba Association of Architects, and continued to practice until 1950. He died at his Winnipeg home, 12B Locarno Apartments on Roslyn Road, on 28 October 1952 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
“Lowest hydro job bid is Fraser MacDonald’s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1944, page 11.
“City Hydro’s new showroom will be opened,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 1945, page 6.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1952, page 33.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 March 2023