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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Allison Apartments (745 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone apartment block on Wolseley Avenue in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg was designed by James Pender West and built in 1912 by brothers Adalsteinn Kristjansson and Fridrik Kristjansson at a cost of about $65,000. The 92 foot by 68 foot building contained 21 apartments in its original configuration.

Allison Apartments

Allison Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88058, W97.16228
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Pender West (1868-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: Adalsteinn Kristjansson (1878-1949)

Memorable Manitobans: Fridrik Kristjansson (c1885-1954)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 451/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 7.

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

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

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

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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