Historic Sites of Manitoba: Simcoe Apartments / Laclede Apartments (614 Simcoe Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone building on Simcoe Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect William Bruce and built in 1912 by owners Skuli Benjaminson and T. Johnson at a cost of about $25,000. The 33 feet by 60 feet building contained six apartments in its original configuration; it later contained seven apartments. Around 1919, it was renamed Laclede Apartments. After being vacant from 2009 to 2012, a new owner carried out extensive renovations and reopened it as an apartment block.

Simcoe Apartments / Laclede Apartments

Simcoe Apartments / Laclede Apartments (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89763, W97.16639
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Bruce (1852-?)

Memorable Manitobans: Skuli Benjaminson (1879-1970)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pharoah Apartments / Simcoe Apartments (652 Simcoe Street, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1592/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

614 Simcoe Street - Former Laclede Apartments by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Downtown Places.

614Simcoe, Internet Archive.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 March 2022

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