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Memorable Manitobans: Robert E. “Bob” Moore (1909-1995)

Architect.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 December 1909, he was a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a senior partner with H. H. G. Moody in the architectural and engineering firm of Moody, Moore & Partners. The firm was responsible for many of the prominent buildings in Winnipeg. In 1943, he served as President of the Manitoba Association of Architects. Moore was also a Director of Stovel Advocate Press Limited, James B. Carter Limited, and the Sovereign Life Assurance Company of Canada. On 2 March 1937, he married Donna McCabe (?-?), daughter of George H. McCabe, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Club. He died at Sarasota, Florida on 10 December 1995 and was buried at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Winnipeg Electric Company Osborne Street Substation

265 Osborne Street, Winnipeg

1947

 

Women’s Pavilion

735 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg

1950

 

Sovereign Life Building

287 Broadway, Winnipeg

1956-1957

 

Sources:

“R. E. Moore and Donna McCabe wed in Minneapolis Tuesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1937, page 8.

“Sovereign life,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1958, page 49.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 1995, page 64.

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

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2020

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