Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fontana Apartments (321 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Stradbrook Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 41 feet by 130 feet, was designed by local architect George William Northwood and constructed in 1913 by builder William Wardell Cross at a cost of about $60,000 for owner William Blake Lawrence. The building contained 12 apartments in its original configuration. It has 14 apartments today.

Fontana Apartments

Fontana Apartments (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87961, W97.14003
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

Memorable Manitobans: William Wardell Cross (1860-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: William Blake Lawrence (1870-1918)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 761/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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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: 6 August 2022

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