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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moxam Court (280-286 River Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick apartment block on River Avenue in Winnipeg was built in two phases. The first part was designed and built in 1906 by contractor John Moxam (with plastering work done by Griffin Brothers) at a cost of $17,000. The 52 by 58 foot building contained nine apartments. The second part was designed by local architect Victor William Horwood and built in 1907 by John Moxam at a cost of $45,000. The 74 by 76 foot building contained 12 apartments.

Moxam Court

Moxam Court (May 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Moxam Court

Moxam Court (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88137, W97.13925
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Victor William Horwood (1878-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: John Archibald Moxam (1882-1941)

Manitoba Business: Griffin Brothers


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1906/2401, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1907/1550, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

“Apartment buildings and hotels,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 November 1907, page 28.

“Griffin Bros. contractors,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1909, page 27.

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: 13 March 2022

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