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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 civil engineer Charles Taylor Lount (1887-1971) 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:

Building

Location

Year

Hillsboro House

616 Strathcona Street, Winnipeg

1963

Fountain House

300 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1964

Sussex House

230 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg

1966

Kiltarton Towers

1712 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

1968

55 Nassau

55 Nassau Street North, Winnipeg

1970

Holiday Inn Winnipeg-South

1330 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg

1980

Seven Evergreen

7 Evergreen Place, Winnipeg

1982

Eleven Evergreen

11 Evergreen Place, Winnipeg

1984

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Frances B. Lount], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 September 1967, page 28.

Obituary [Charles Taylor Lount], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1971, page 27.

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: 1 January 2017

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