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Memorable Manitobans: Graham Conrad Lount (1921-2016)

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Graham Conrad Lount
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Building contractor.

Born at Winnipeg on 30 June 1921, son of Charles Taylor Lount and Frances Beaton Graham (c1885-1967), he received a degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1945. He and his father formed C. T. Lount Construction in 1947 and built structures ranging from single-family residences to high-rise apartment blocks. He later founded the Shelter Corporation of Canada which built multi-family residences across Canada and the United States. He was the President of the Winnipeg Kinsmen Club, founding President of the Fort Garry Rotary Club, President of the Winnipeg Homebuilders Association, President of the National Homebuilders Association, President of the Red River Exhibition, and Commodore of the Caddy Lake Yacht Club. He was active with the YMCA and had a strong connection with its Camp Stephens. He died on 30 October 2016.

Some of his works in Manitoba included:




Hillsboro House

616 Strathcona Street, Winnipeg


Fountain House

300 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg


Sussex House

230 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg


Kiltarton Towers

1712 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg


55 Nassau

55 Nassau Street North, Winnipeg


Holiday Inn Winnipeg-South

1330 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg


Seven Evergreen

7 Evergreen Place, Winnipeg


Eleven Evergreen

11 Evergreen Place, Winnipeg



Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 November 2016.

We thank Derek Lount for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2017

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