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Historic Sites of Manitoba: John A. Russell Building (84 Curry Place, Winnipeg)

This two-storey building on the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba was designed by architects Arthur James “Jim” Donahue (1917-1996) and Doug Gillmour for the firm Smith Carter and Katelnikoff. It was built in 1959 to house the Faculty of Architecture. Named in commemoration of architectural educator and Faculty Dean John A. Russell, it received a Preservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg in 2008 and became a municipally-designated historic building in February 2019.

John A. Russell Building

John A. Russell Building (2018)
Source: Stefanie Goldsborough

John A. Russell Building

John A. Russell Building (June 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

John A. Russell Building

John A. Russell Building (June 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

John A. Russell Building

John A. Russell Building (April 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.80806, W97.13533
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Alonzo Russell (1907-1966)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural College / University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


We thank Stefanie Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2022

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