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

This three-storey brick building on Lydia Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architects William Wallace Blair and George William Northwood, and built in 1906 by contractor J. C. Smith for owner N. Beauchemin. The configuration featured a store on the main floor and residential apartments on the upper floors. Initially named the Boyce Block, it was renamed Lydia Court in 1909 and Millbrook Court around 1930. Through the years, it contained as many as nine apartments.

Millbrook Court

Millbrook Court (December 2020)
Source: George Penner

Millbrook Court

Millbrook Court (May 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90079, W97.15539
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Blair (1852-1916)

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

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


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1906/1542, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, 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.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2023

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