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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Evelyn Court (951 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Westminster Avenue in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg, measuring 88 feet by 43 feet, was designed by architect Alfred Benjamin Scarlett and constructed in 1914 for financial broker Christian Roed at a cost of about $35,000. The building contained 18 apartments in its original configuration.

In the late 1940s, the block was owned by contractor Nathan Popeski.

Evelyn Court

Evelyn Court (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88190, W97.17481
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Benjamin Scarlett (1883-1946)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2366/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“More about fire,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1948, page 6.

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

The Christmas hero of Westminster Avenue's Evelyn Court” by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 2014.

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, Jordan Makichuk, and George Penner.

Page revised: 10 April 2023

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