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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bellcrest Apartments (72 Lenore Street, Winnipeg)

Built in 1928 on two lots at the northwest corner of Lenore Street and Wolseley Avenue, this three-storey apartment block on Lenore Street in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg was distinguished from others built around the same time by having two main facades made from rough- and smooth-cut limestone rather than the more common brick with stone trim. It was designed and built by local contractor Bentley Taylor at a cost of $75,000 for owner Sidney T. Jones, secretary-treasurer of the Empire Loan Company of Winnipeg. The structure contained 19 suites, four in the basement and five on each of the upper three floors. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Bellcrest Apartments

Bellcrest Apartments (June 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Bellcrest Apartments

Bellcrest Apartments (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Bellcrest Apartments

Bellcrest Apartments (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87959, W97.17176
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Bentley Taylor (1877-1960)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Bellcrest Apartments, 72 Lenore Street, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, December 1993.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 January 2022

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