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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: King Edward Memorial Hospital / King George Isolation Hospital / Princess Elizabeth Hospital / Winnipeg Municipal Hospital (Morley Street, Winnipeg)

By the mid-20th century, the Winnipeg Municipal Hospital comprised three hospitals: the King Edward Memorial Hospital (opened in 1911), King George Isolation Hospital (opened in 1914), and Princess Elizabeth Hospital (opened in 1950).

The King George Hospital, designed by local architect George G. Teeter, offered care and treatment of patients with communicable diseases. For its time, it was considered one of the most modern isolation hospitals in the world. It was a key facility over the years for numerous epidemics, including the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1919 and the polio epidemic in the 1950s. By 1960, the focus of care had changed to chronic illness. The four-storey, two-winged building was demolished in 1999 to make room for Riverview Health Centre’s new complex. A commemorative plaque is located beside the original main entrance of the King George Hospital.

A Nurses’ Residence opened on the hospital grounds in 1921. It housed students from numerous affiliating schools of nursing. From 1979 until its demolition in 1991, the residence was used for multiple purposes, including staff housing. Its archway was preserved and remains at the site.

King George Isolation Hospital

King George Isolation Hospital (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7447, Album 4, Page 20.

King George Hospital Arch

King George Hospital Arch (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Nurses’ Residence Arch

Nurses’ Residence Arch (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86890, W97.11794
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: King George Hospital Arch (Morley Street, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Organization: Riverview Health Centre

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg General Hospital (Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Don Gerrie Park (80 Churchill Drive, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2017

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