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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Columbia Block (853-857 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone building at the southeast corner of William Avenue and Sherbrook Street (formerly Nena Street) in Winnipeg was designed by local architect George William Northwood. It was constructed in 1910 at a cost of $35,000. The 99 foot by 53 foot building contained an office for the Logberg Printing and Publishing Company (publisher of an Icelandic-language weekly newspaper Lögberg) on its main floor and 16 residential apartments on its upper two floors.

Columbia Block

Columbia Block (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90387, W97.15555
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

Manitoba Business: Lögberg Heimskringla

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1027/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

Columbia Apartments, 853 Sherbrook Street by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

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

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

Page revised: 6 August 2022

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