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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roslyn Court (701 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey wood frame apartment on Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Vere Barton and built in 1906 for owner George Watkins at a cost of $16,000. The structure, measuring 58 feet by 44 feet, had nine residential suites. It was demolished in 1970 to make way for the extension of Cumberland Avenue northwest from Balmoral Street (parallel with Notre Dame Avenue) to Maryland Street which was completed that year.

Roslyn Court

Roslyn Court (1906)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 2 May 1906, page 11.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89966, W97.15797
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Vere Barton (1864-1923)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roslyn Court (40 Osborne Street, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 988/1906, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Residential block for Sherbrooke Street,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 May 1906, page 11.

“Prentice-Reid,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 October 1906, page 10.

“Metro unveils road improvement land,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 1967, page 3.

“104 - Suites for rent unfurnished [701 Sherbrook, 4 RM. STE. ...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1970, page 40.

“Metro spending reduced,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1970, page 18.

“Streets torn up - here’s where and why,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1970, page 3.

“[Photo caption],” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 September 1970, page 3.

“Province approves Metro land deals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1971, page 52.

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.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2023

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