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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Layton Apartments (830 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and concrete block on Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 135 feet by 43 feet, was designed by local architect James William Hawker. It was constructed in 1931 by the Moxam Construction Company, with brick and concrete work done by Walter Hanson Iverson, at a cost of about $100,000. In its original configuration, the building contained 30 apartments, each equipped with a fireplace in the living room, electric refrigerator in the kitchen, and built-in bath in the bathroom. Smith Agency Limited were the rental agents for the building.

Layton Apartments

Layton Apartments (1931)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 1 August 1931, page 5.

Layton Apartments

Layton Apartments (July 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Entrance to the Layton Apartments

Entrance to the Layton Apartments (July 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Entrance to the Layton Apartments

Entrance to the Layton Apartments (February 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86965, W97.15632
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Hawker (1870-?)

Memorable Manitobans: William Moxam (1882-1950)

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Hanson Iverson (1884-1952)


“Permit issued for apartment on Corydon Ave.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 June 1931, page 18.

“New block to be fully modern type,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 June 1931, page 19.

“New apartment block opened on Corydon Ave.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 August 1931, page 5.

“Cited for value,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 August 1931, page 5.

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 and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 26 March 2023

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