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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Gordon Holman (1881-1955)

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Hugh Gordon Holman
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Architect.

Born at Stratford, Ontario on 28 November 1881, son of Frederick Joseph and Catherine Holman, he was educated at public schools and the Stratford Collegiate Institute. In 1895, he articled as an architect with H. J. Powell at Stratford. He later came to Manitoba and engaged as architectural draftsman with J. H. G. Russell from 1901 to 1903, S. Hooper from 1903 to 1905, and the Manitoba Provincial Government from 1905 to 1906. He then practiced under his own name from 1906 to 1909 then formed a short-lived architectural firm of Holman & Prain in 1910, in partnership with Edgar Prain. After serving overseas in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he returned to Stratford (1920-1922) then moved to Toronto where he died on 27 October 1955.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Home Street at Buell Street, Winnipeg

1908

 

G. Russell Ryan residence

57 Middle Gate, Winnipeg

1909

 

Fred W. Scott residence

190 Kingsway Avenue, Winnipeg

1910

 

St. Regis Hotel [expansion]

285 Smith Street, Winnipeg

1911

 

Maple Leaf Apartments

Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg

1912

 

F. G. Taylor residence

102 First Street SW, Portage la Prairie

1912-1913

 

W. R. Allan residence

6 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1914

 

Sources:

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Crescentwood, A History by R. R. Rostecki, Winnipeg: Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950.

Winnipeg Building Index.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2017

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