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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Tremont Apartments (694 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Sherbrook Street in Winnipeg, measuring 125 feet by 66 feet, was designed by local architect Edmund Walter Crayston and built in 1914 by brothers Hannes Pétursson, Olafur Pétursson, and Rögnvaldur Pétursson at a cost of about $70,000. The building contained 28 apartments in its original configuration. It later had 30 apartments.

The building was destroyed by fire on 15 February 2022.

Tremont Apartments

Tremont Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Tremont Apartments after the fire

Tremont Apartments after the fire (February 2022)
Source: George Penner

Tremont Apartments after the fire

Tremont Apartments after the fire (February 2022)
Source: Samuel Wellwood

Tremont Apartments after the fire

Tremont Apartments after the fire (February 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89925, W97.15856
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Walter Crayston (1871-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: Hannes Pétursson (1881-1961)

Memorable Manitobans: Olafur Pétursson (1879-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: Rögnvaldur Pétursson (1877-1940)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 251/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 5.

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

Fire closes stretch of Sherbrook Street in West End,” CBC News, 15 February 2022.

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 Samuel Wellwood for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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