Memorable Manitobans: Frederick A. Palmer (1865-?)
Born in England in 1865, he came to Canada in 1867 and was living at Winnipeg by 1898. In 1901, he was advertising himself as a certified architect who had practiced for seven years at Toronto and three years in the United States. At the time of the 1901 federal census, the unmarried man was living in a boardinghouse. Tender bids for his work were addressed to his office at 456 Main Street (1901) or 494½ Main Street (1905). His whereabouts after 1905 are unknown.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
“Fire, water and light,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 May 1898, page 5.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Architects,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 June 1901, page 8.
“Legal decisions,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 July 1903, page 2.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 May 1905, page 2.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 December 2022