Historic Sites of Manitoba: Avoca Apartments (329-335 Sargent Avenue, Winnipeg)

Formerly located at the northeast corner of Kennedy Street and Sargent Avenue in Winnipeg, this three-storey brick block, measuring 120 feet by 55 feet, was designed by local architects Samuel Hooper and Charles Henry Walker. It was constructed in 1905 by its owner, Thomas Sharpe, at a cost of about $50,000. In its original configuration, the building contained 25 residential apartments.

The building became vacant in 1982 and fell victim to vandalism and was demolished in 1983. The site is now occupied by another building.

Avoca Apartments

Avoca Apartments (1905)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 30 October 1905, page 24.

Avoca Apartments

Avoca Apartments (no date)
Source: Avoca Apartments, Winnipeg Building Index

Avoca Apartments

Avoca Apartments (no date)
Source: Avoca Apartments, Winnipeg Building Index

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89664, W97.15063
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Hooper (1851-1911)

Memorable Manitobans: Charles Henry Walker (1855-1927)

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Sharpe (1866-1929)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 785/1905, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“The Avoca apartment building,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 October 1905, page 24.

Winnipeg Fire Insurance Map #44, August 1906, Library and Archives Canada.

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

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 Jordan Makichuk, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2024

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