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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Westmoreland Apartments (768-770 Preston Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block at the corner of Preston Avenue and Chestnut Street in Winnipeg, measuring 37 feet by 93 feet, was designed by local architects Walter Percy Over and Lewis H. Jordan, and constructed in 1914 by day labour at a cost of about $37,000 for owner A. S. Knight. The building contained 15 apartments in its original configuration.

Westmoreland Apartments

Westmoreland Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88385, W97.16458
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Percy Over (1874-1944)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3932/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 113/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1291/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

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: 16 April 2022

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