Historic Sites of Manitoba: Genoa Court (490 Maryland Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick apartment block on Maryland Street in Winnipeg was designed and constructed in 1911 by Johannes Maris Sveinsson and Árni Eggertsson at a cost of $30,000. The 72 by 30 foot building contained nine apartments and a janitor’s quarters.

Genoa Court

Genoa Court (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89373, W97.16041
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Árni Eggertsson [Eggertson] (1873-1942)

Memorable Manitobans: Johannes Maris Sveinsson (1875-1953)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1178/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

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 Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and George Penner.

Page revised: 22 January 2022

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