Historic Sites of Manitoba: Graham Block (399 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone building on Graham Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Woodman and built in 1928 by the construction firm of Fraser and MacDonald at a cost of about $175,000. The 40 foot by 130 foot structure contained 28 residential apartments in its original configuration. It contains 38 apartments now.

Graham Block under construction

Graham Block under construction (1928)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 14 July 1928, page 5

Graham Block

Graham Block (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89114, W97.14745
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Woodman (1861-1944)

Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2179/1928, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New construction for 1928 season,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 April 1928, page 19.

“Big apartment block on way,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1928, page 33.

“Western construction,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 May 1928, page 53.

“Winnipeg’s building activities,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 July 1928, page 5.

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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 Nathan Kramer, Jordan Makichuk, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 10 March 2023

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