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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thelma Apartments (272 Home Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Home Street in Winnipeg, measuring 43 feet by 94 feet, was designed and built by Arni Eggertsson in 1914 (assisted by Thomas Wilson) at a cost of about $50,000. It contained 15 apartments in its original configuration. The building was owned by his son E. G. Eggertson from 1929 to 1954 then by a successive of persons until it was eventually turned into condominiums. Renovations were undertaken between 2005 and 2011 although most of the interior millwork, wall coverings, hardware and stairs remains intact. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Thelma Apartments

Thelma Apartments (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Thelma Apartments

Thelma Apartments (December 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88489, W97.16836
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Árni Eggertsson [Eggertson] (1873-1942)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 542/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Thelma Apartments (272 Home Street), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, July 1992.

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.

We thank Kate for the building tour and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here..

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 April 2022

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