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Memorable Manitobans: Architects of Manitoba

This is an alphabetical listing of architects who have practiced in Manitoba at some point in the past, linked where available to biographies providing examples of their architectural work.

Abramovitch [Abramovich], David A. (1871-1950)

Alers, Valdis Martins "Val" (1924-1988)

Andrews, W. T.

Atchison, John Danley (1870-1959)

Baldwin, William Donald “Don” (1925-2006)

Barber, Charles Arnold (1848-1915)

Barber, Earle William (1855-1915)

Barton, Arthur Sheppard (1857-1936)

Barton, Vere (1864-1923)

Bellhouse, David Wynyard (1861-1952)

Berman, Alexander “Alex” (c1924-2019)

Blair, William Wallace (1852-1916)

Blankstein, Cecil Nathan (1908-1989)

Blankstein, Evelyn (1913-2001)

Blankstein, Max Zev (1874-1931)

Blankstein, Morley (1924-2015)

Bossons, Joseph Henry (1859-1938)

Bowes, James R. (1851-1892)

Breivik, Anton Edvin (c1894-1968)

Bridgman, Charles Saunders (1876-1965)

Brindle, Carter Hawkins (1867-1957)

Brown, Bernard (1931-2012)

Brown, Ian McKenzie (1928-1974)

Browne, George (1852-1919)

Bruce, William (1852-?)

Burgess, Charles (1835-1925)

Cadham, James Henry (1850-1907)

Cannell, Douglas John “Doug” (1924-2004)

Carey, Raymond Marwood-Elton (1883-1975)

Carter, Dennis H. (1920-2012)

Casey, Philip McHugh (1923-1977)

Cawker, Harold Marion "Pip" (1930-2002)

Chesterton, Walter (1845-1931)

Chisholm, Colin Campbell “Cam” (1883-1936)

Chisholm, James (1841-1920)

Chivers, Cyril William Upton (1879-1969)

Chivers, John Alexander (1909-2004)

Christie, James Hamilton “Jim” (1929-2014)

Chubb, Frederick John (1846-?)

Clemens, Paul Melsted (1870-1966)

Cohlmeyers, Stephen Carl “Steve” (1946-2021)

Collin, Jacques (1927-2000)

Coop, Isadore “Issie” (1926-2003)

Crayston, Edmund Walter (1871-1940)

Cubbidge, Arthur Edward (1881-1952)

Dalton, William Tinniswood (1854-1931)

da Roza, Gustavo Uriel (1933-2022)

Davies, Robert Edgar (1882-1959)

Davis, William Thraves (1882-1954)

Deneka, Victor (1921-2010)

Desy, Louis Arsene (1856-1924)

Eade, Hugh Rotherham (1882-1976)

Eade, Wallace Cotman (1871-1916)

Elliott, William Alexander (1866-1957)

Ellis, Donald Allan (1932-2002)

Enns, William Isaac “Bill” (1923-2006)

Evans, Frank Robert (1865-1949)

Faurer, Charles (1907-1975)

Finch, Lloyd Hugh (1904-1967)

Fingland, William (1862-1946)

Ford, George Washington (1867-?)

Fry, Henry (1859-1933)

Gaboury, Étienne-Joseph (1930-2022)

Gauld, James Alexander (1859-1932)

Gillmor, R. Douglas “Doug” (1930-2019)

Girling, William Henry (1874-1941)

Goyer, David Joseph (1946-2022)

Graham, John Willan “Jack” (1922-2007)

Green, Lawrence John (1899-1969)

Greene, Henry William (1884-1944)

Greenfield, Joseph (1845-1910)

Griffith, Henry Sandham (1865-1943)

Haid, Marshall Ernest (1936-2012)

Ham, Ralph Carl (1902-1942)

Hanford, Robert Gilmore (1885-1964)

Hanson, Robert John “Bob” (1947-2002)

Harwood, Robert Owen “Bob” (1919-2010)

Hawker, James William (1870-?)

Head, Edward Francis (1854-1924)

Herst, Max (1926-2018)

Holman, Hugh Gordon (1881-1955)

Hooper, John Simpson (1875-1940)

Hooper, Samuel (1851-1911)

Horsburgh, Victor Daniel (1866-1947)

Horwood, Victor William (1878-1939)

Hudon, Joseph Alphonse (1886-1918)

Hulsbosch, Magda Glowacka (1942-2002)

Johnson, Magnus Earl

Johnston, Dwight Rupert (1923-2017)

de Jurkowski, Ladislas (1867-c1920)

Katelnikoff, Walter L. (1918-1974)

Keizer, David Anthony (1857-1942)

Kenway, Balston C. (1844-1909)

Kerr, Thomas Logan (1887-1941)

Lailey, W. Nicholson (1877-?)

Lait, William Barnes (1855-1928)

Langes, Hans Peter (1925-2008)

Leader, Alvin Leonard Boyd (1929-2001)

Lecourt, Joseph-Pierre-Michel (1824-1913)

Lethbridge, James Morton (1877-1943)

Letinsky, Edward C. (1940-1980)

Lev, Roy Marshall (1930-2010)

Lewis, James Palmer (1918-2003)

Libling, Gerald A. (1930-2008)

Lindgren, Stewart Eric (1920-1994)

Linnell, Henry Rupert (1883-1918)

Lord, Elizabeth Merle Crawford (1918-1994)

Lount, William Dangerfield (1914-1997)

Lowery, Edward (1843-1893)

Lussier, Denis Lionel (1938-1975)

Macdonald, Gerald Doull (1930-2016)

MacDonald, James Allen (1859-1926)

Macleod, Malcolm Donald (1925-2010)

Manuel, John (1879-1933)

Marshall, David (1879-?)

Marshall, William Richard (1854-1909)

Martin, William Anderson (1893-1962)

Matthews, Herbert Edward (1867-1941)

Maxwell, Andrew Wilson (1845-1922)

McCoskrie, Edward (c1822-1893)

McCowan, Hugh (1841-1908)

McDiarmid, James (1855-1934)

McFeetors, Melville James “Jim” (1933-2014)

McGarva, Gordon Wlliam (1935-2019)

McRae, Duncan (1813-1898)

Melville, Alexander D. (1873-1949)

Melville, William N. (1876-?)

Michener, Mel Peaslee (1930-2017)

Mitchell, James Bertram (1852-1945)

Moberly, Walter (1832-1915)

Moffat, Norman McNab (1873-1970)

Moody, Herbert Henry Gatenby (1903-1991)

Moore, Robert E. (1909-1995)

Mounsey, Charles Herbert (1874-1924)

Munn, Ewart Fitz (1885-1968)

Nelson, Carl Robert (1932-2002)

Nesbitt, Arthur Franklin (1875-1958)

New, Herbert Henry (1876-1952)

Nichols, David William Fair (1881-1951)

Nitchuk, Alexander Walter “Alex” (1907-1990)

Northwood, George William (1876-1959)

Nowosad, Walter (1932-2015)

Oldershaw, Charles Russell (1864-1946)

Orzechowski, Jim (1944-2003)

Over, Walter Percy (1874-1944)

Palmer, Frederick A. (1865-?)

Parfitt, Gilbert C. (1886-1966)

Parkinson, Edward (1878-1953)

Parr, Thomas Harbidge (1849-1914)

Payton, Herbert John (1879-1934)

Penner, David Paul (1958-2020)

Peters, Samuel Frank (1847-1926)

Pilcher, Elizabeth Mary (1920-1991)

Prain, Edgar (1881-1958)

Pratt, Kenneth Reginald Dixon (1926-1980)

Pratt, Ralph Benjamin (1872-1950)

Rankin, William Keith (1942-2014)

Rattray, Michael David “Mike” (1931-2022)

Richard, Willis “Will” (1943-2014)

Robertson, Mary Rosalind Johnson “Ros” (1931-2018)

Ross, Donald Aynsley (1877-1956)

Ross, Jack Mollison (1928-2003)

Ross, Robert Bryan (1908-1983)

Rowan, James Hamilton (c1831-?)

Rugh, Herbert Bell (1879-1924)

Ruh, Philip (1883-1962)

Russell, Gordon Leslie (1901-1977)

Russell, John Alonzo (1907-1966)

Russell, John Hamilton Gordon (1863-1946)

Russell, Norman Campbell Hill (1905-1978)

Ruttan, Francis Norlande “Frank” (1885-1970)

Samwell [Samwel], Peter Cornelius (1874-1951)

Scarlett, Alfred Benjamin (1883-1946)

Schaeffer, Boyle Francis (1928-2009)

Schevelik, Laszlo Ference (1932-2015)

Schwab, Johann “John” (1864-1931)

Sedun, Orest (c1940-2015)

Sellors, Roy (1913-2005)

Semmens, John Nelson (1879-1960)

Senecal, Joseph-Azarie (1841-1917)

Sherwood, Edward George (1861-1948)

Shillinglaw, Walter Henderson (1864-1957)

Simon, Frank Worthington (1863-1933)

Simpson, E. Murray (1926-2009)

Sinclair, Thomas (1877-1913)

Smart, John Walker (1872-1941)

Smith, Daniel (1840-1913)

Smith, Ernest John (1919-2004)

Smith, Ralph L. (1874-?)

Snider, Kenneth Robert (1928-2017)

Sobkowich, Victor (1923-2013)

Stechesen, Leslie Joseph “Les”

Stewart, George Andrew (1922-1994)

Stewart, Herbert Brian Howland (1928-2016)

Stinson, Robert Ernest Hartley (1934-2022)

Stoughton, Arthur Alexander (1867-1955)

Stovel, Augustus Burton (1921-1977)

Taylor, George Nelson (?-?)

Teeter, George Gaspar (c1876-1949)

Tergesen, Terence Pjetur Julius “Terry” (1934-2013)

Thompson, Harlyn Elwood (1933-2021)

Thompson, Ralph Lucas (1920-2011)

Thompson, William Paul  (1942-2006)

Thomson, Stewart MacMillan (1930-2008)

Thordarson, David F. (1926-2003)

Thrift, Eric William (1912-1995)

Timewell, Arthur Thomas (1841-1906)

Tomcej, Alexander “Al” (1927-2015)

Turner, John Robert Davenall (1937-1990)

Tuttle, Eldred Dodsworth (1878-1965)

Venables, John Mahan “Joe” (1936-1998)

Villeroy, Leopold (1861-1921)

Waisman, Allan Harvie (1928-2017)

Walker, Charles Henry (1855-1927)

Ward, James Thomas Laurance “Laurie” (1925-1985)

Wardell, Lindsay Alexander (1879-1962)

Watson, Edmund (1856-1947)

Wedding, Adrian Philip (c1914-2000)

Weinberg, Elias A. (1909-1959)

Weselake, Robert John (1947-2016)

West, James Pender (1868-1939)

Wheeler, Charles Henry (1838-1917)

Whitecross, John David (1919-2005)

Wickenden, Charles Osborn (1851-1934)

Willmot, Charles Mancel (1855-1934)

Wilson, Robert (1855-1919)

Wilson, William Bell (1921-2013)

Woodman, John (1861-1944)

Wookey, Donald Riddell (1929-2001)

Workman, Ernest Robert (1881-1965)

Zuk, Radoslav

Zunic, Nikola Mathew “Nick” (1921-2006)

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Association of Architects

Memorable Manitobans: Contractors of Manitoba

Sources:

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Erin Harley for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2022

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