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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Woodlawn Apartments (879 Warsaw Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block at the northwest corner of Warsaw Avenue and Wentworth Street in Winnipeg, measuring 50 feet by 100 feet, was designed by Harry Genser and built in 1913 by the Genser Brothers Construction Company at a cost of about $60,000. The building contained 30 apartments in its original configuration. It contains 29 apartments today.

Woodlawn Apartments

Woodlawn Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86727, W97.15836
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Harry Genser (?-?)

Manitoba Business: Genser Brothers Construction Company


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 3875/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

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, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 9 April 2022

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