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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balfouria Apartments B / Cathedral Court B (195 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Cathedral Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by architect Edgar Prain and built in 1929 by contractor Walter Hanson Iverson at a cost of about $80,000 for the Sheps Agencies Limited. The 66 feet by 130 feet structure contained 30 apartments in its original configuration. It contains 32 apartments today. Known originally as Balfouria Apartments, the building was later renamed Cathedral Court.

Balfouria Apartments B

Balfouria Apartments B (1927)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 13 July 1929, page 25

Cathedral Court B

Cathedral Court B (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92396, W97.12560
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Prain (1881-1958)

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Hanson Iverson (1884-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin “Ben” Sheps (c1880-1964)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balfouria Apartments A / Cathedral Court A (191 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 662/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New apartment block in north end,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 July 1929, page 25.

Find a Postal Code, CanadaPost.

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

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 4 February 2023

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