Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harald Apartments (641-645 Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick and stone apartment block on Westminster Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Pall Melsted “Paul” Clemens and constructed in 1911 for owner Albert Christopher Johnson at a cost of about $60,000. The 46 foot by 92 foot building contained 14 apartments in its original configuration.

Harald Apartments

Harald Apartments (August 1961) by Bjorn Hallgrimson
Source: Blair Bingeman

Harald Apartments

Harald Apartments (April 2012)
Source: Blair Bingeman

Harald Apartments

Harald Apartments (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Harald Apartments

Harald Apartments (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88190, W97.15704
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Pall Melsted “Paul” Clemens (1870-1966)

Memorable Manitobans: Albert Christopher Johnson (1867-1938)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1055/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

Architect Paul Melsted Clemens (Part 2) by Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings.

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

We thank Blair Bingeman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 March 2023

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