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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott Apartments / Maryland Apartments (426 Maryland Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone block on Maryland Street in Winnipeg, measuring 57 feet by 106 feet, was designed by Edgar Prain and built in 1912 by the Daykin Scott Construction Company. The structure contained 28 apartments in its original configuration. The name was changed to Maryland Apartments around 1919.

Damaged by fire in January 2019, the building was boarded up and awaiting restoration when another fire occurred on 8 January 2020. The building was demolished later that month.

Scott Apartments / Maryland Apartments

Scott Apartments / Maryland Apartments (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Scott Apartments / Maryland Apartments shortly after a fire

Scott Apartments / Maryland Apartments shortly after a fire (January 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89186, W97.16046
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Prain (1881-1958)

Manitoba Business: Daykin Scott Construction Company

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 100/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

More than 50 people seeking shelter after multiple fires in West End neighbourhood,” CBC News, 14 January 2019.

Maryland Street apartment block to be demolished,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 January 2020.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 February 2022

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