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Memorable Manitobans: Norman Campbell Hall Russell (1905-1978)


Born at Winnipeg on 2 July 1905, son of John Hamilton Gordon Russell and Agnes McAlpine Campbell (1868-1943), he was a graduate of the University of Manitoba School of Architecture. He practised architecture in Winnipeg for many years and was responsible for the architectural survey of Manitoba for the Manitoba Historical Society, for which he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal. He was a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He served on the National Board of Church Architecture of the United Church.

On 12 November 1938, he married Margaret Jean Marsh (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had no children. By 1970, he was working as an architect in Calgary, retiring to Summerland, British Columbia in 1971.

He died at Summerland, British Columbia on 7 December 1978 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





St. Mary’s Road United Church

613 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg



His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Architectural-Historical Survey, Part 2
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 26, 1969-70 season

Some Photographic Highlights of the Architectural Historical Survey of Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 14, Number 2, Winter 1969


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1978, page 55.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2021

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