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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ivanhoe Block (757 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey stucco-covered brick apartment block on Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg was designed and built between 1909 and 1910 by Johannes Maris Sveinsson and Lindal Josafat Hallgrimson at a cost of about $16,000. In its original configuration, the 30 foot by 60 foot building had two retail shops on its main floor and seven residential apartments on the upper two floors. It now contains only eight apartments.

Ivanhoe Block

Ivanhoe Block (August 1961) by Bjorn Hallgrimson
Source: Blair Bingeman

Ivanhoe Block

Ivanhoe Block (December 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90031, W97.16613
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Johannes Maris Sveinsson (1875-1953)

Memorable Manitobans: Lindal Josafat Hallgrimson (1882-1968)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ivanhoe Court / Hebb Apartments (277 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2405/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 314/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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 Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and George Penner.

Page revised: 5 February 2022

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