Historic Sites of Manitoba: Greer Block / Lydia Court (587-589 Notre Dame Avenue & 30 Lydia Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick block at the northwest corner of the intersection between Notre Dame Avenue and Lydia Street in Winnipeg was designed and built in 1904 by S. G. Greer for owner W. J. Greer at a cost of about $10,000. As built, it contained two stores on the ground level with a dwelling on the second floor with the residence (later apartments) being accessible from a side entrance on Lydia. In late November 1904, Greer sold the property to J. McKenzie for $15,000.

In 1929, the Western Construction Company undertook $3,500 in alterations and repairs to convert the residence to a four-room apartment. Around 1932, this apartment adopted the name of Lydia Court from the next door Millbrook Court.

Lydia Court

Lydia Court (March 2022)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90050, W97.15554
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boyce Block / Lydia Court / Millbrook Court (48 Lydia Street, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Business: Western Construction Company


“City and General [W. J. Greer],” Manitoba Free Press, 2 December 1904, page 16.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 613/1904, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 4931/1929, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permits issued this year in Winnipeg represent $9,750,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 October 1929, page 28.

Charles E. Goad Company fonds, Insurance Plan of the City of Winnipeg - Volume 1 - 1906 - Sheet 68, Library and Archives Canada.

Charles E. Goad Company fonds, Insurance Plan of the City of Winnipeg - Volume 1 - 1914 - Sheet 68, Library and Archives Canada.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

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

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2023

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