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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Russell Oldershaw (1864-1946)


Born in Ontario on 22 May 1864, he began working as an architect in 1895, at Chatham, Ontario. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1898 where he designed several buildings for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He moved to Winnipeg in 1905 and designed apartment buildings and commercial blocks. By 1909, he was back in Vancouver and had retired from the practice of architecture in 1916. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 17 November 1946.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Assiniboine Court

357 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg



Montgomery House

494 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg




Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2021

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