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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Asa Court (212 Langside Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick apartment building on Langside Street in Winnipeg, measuring 60 feet by 92 feet, was designed and built in 1925 by brothers Fridrik Kristjansson and Adalsteinn Kristjansson at a cost of about $85,000. It was named Asa Court after Josefina Asgerdur “Asa” Kristjansson MacDonell, a daughter of one contractor.

Asa Court

Asa Court (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Entrance to Asa Court

Entrance to Asa Court (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Asa Court

Asa Court (September 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88513, W97.15671
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Fridrik Kristjansson (c1885-1954)

Memorable Manitobans: Josefina Asgerdur “Asa” Kristjansson MacDonell (1918-2020)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1489/1925, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 7.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Gordon Goldsborough, Blair Bingeman, and George Penner.

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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