Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Court / Riverbank Plaza (377 Brandon Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Brandon Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1912 by contractor and owner Frank Moses at a cost of about $100,000. The 110 feet by 74 feet building contained 29 apartments in its original configuration. In 1913, contractor J. Vickery built an additional 90 feet by 40 feet building beside the original one, containing 21 more apartments, at a cost of about $35,000. Repairs to the building, at a cost of about $25,000, were made in 1925.

Known originally as Brandon Court, the building was renamed Riverbank Plaza in the mid-1960s.

Aerial view of Brandon Court

Aerial view of Brandon Court (1923) by Royal Canadian Air Force photographer
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Surveys Branch Aerial Photos (A0262), GR11610, FA23-57

Riverview Apartments

Riverview Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86894, W97.13400
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Frank Moses (1874-?)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3235/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1047/1916, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3576/1925, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

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, and George Penner.

Page revised: 16 December 2023

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