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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kenilworth Court (44 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Hargrave Street in Winnipeg was designed by architect George Gaspar Teeter and built in 1910 by Claydon Brothers Construction for owner Elizabeth Prudence Rutherford (1870-1918) at a cost of about $45,000. The 42 feet by 101 feet structure contained 15 apartments in its original configuration. Mrs. Rutherford lived in one of the apartments until her death.

By the early 21st century, the building had been vacant for some years and was being dismantled when it was destroyed by arson fire on 6 April 2015. The site is now occupied by a new building.

Kenilworth Court

Kenilworth Court (March 2008)
Source: Christian Cassidy

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88582, W97.14099
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Gaspar Teeter (1874-1949)

Manitoba Business: Claydon Brothers Construction Company / Claydon Construction Limited


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 776/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration [Elizabeth Prudence Rutherford], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mrs. W. E. Rutherford buried at Brookside,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 October 1918, page 7.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 5848/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Police looking for 5 teens after vacant downtown apartment building destroyed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 2015.

44 Hargrave Street Apartment by Christian Cassidy, Flickr.

44 Hargrave Street - Kenilworth Court by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Places.

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, Gordon Goldsborough, Christian Cassidy, and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 20 May 2022

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