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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grace Hospital (200 Arlington Street, Winnipeg)

From 1904 to 1970, this Winnipeg block along Preston Avenue between Arlington and Evanson streets was the site of the Salvation Army’s Grace Hospital. The site was acquired and the first building, a three-storey brick structure designed by local architect John Woodman and built by contractor Alexander A. Woodward at a cost of about $48,000, opened in May 1906. A School of Nursing was established that same year.

In 1926, an addition to the building was designed by architect John Nelson Semmens and built by the firm of Borrowman and Jamieson at a cost of about $100,000.

After the hospital moved to its present St. James site in 1967, the old building was partially demolished in 1974. The last of the additions, an obstetrical wing opened in May 1959, was demolished between September and October 2014.

Postcard view of Grace Hospital

Postcard view of Grace Hospital (no date)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP0626

Postcard view of Grace Hospital

Postcard view of Grace Hospital (no date)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP1493

Obstetrical wing opened in May 1959

Obstetrical wing opened in May 1959
Source: Eighty Years of Grace by Frances E. Wagner, c1973.

Demolition of the obstetrical wing of the former Grace Hospital

Demolition of the obstetrical wing of the former Grace Hospital (October 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88367, W97.17000
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Salvation Army

Memorable Manitobans: John Woodman (1861-1944)

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander A. Woodward (?-?)

Memorable Manitobans: John Nelson Semmens (1879-1960)

Memorable Manitobans: LeRoy Franklin Borrowman (c1885-1957)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grace General Hospital Plaques and Cornerstones / Salvation Army (300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg)


“Grace Hospital plans complete,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 July 1905, page 7.

“Grace Hospital,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 December 1906, page 38.

“Contract for $100,000 hospital wing let,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 July 1926, page 10.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2023

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