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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Osborne Block (110-118 Osborne Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick block on Osborne Street in Winnipeg, measuring 89 feet by 68 feet, was designed by local architect George Browne and built in 1905 by contractor A. E. Johnston for the realty partnership of Aikins and Muttlebury at a cost of about $23,000. The building contained five apartments on the second floor in its original configuration atop five commercial suites. The ground level frontage on Osborne has since been altered significantly into its present (2022) configuration.

Osborne Block

Osborne Block (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

Osborne Block

Osborne Block (October 2022)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Osborne Block

Osborne Block (October 2022)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Osborne Block

Osborne Block (October 2022)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87853, W97.14564
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Browne (1852-1919)

Memorable Manitobans: John Somerset Aikins (1850-1911)

Memorable Manitobans: George A. Muttlebury (c1847-1936)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1189/1905, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association fire insurance plans, Winnipeg - Series 2 - Volume 4 - Sheet 416, Archives of Manitoba.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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

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, and George Penner.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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