Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pasadena Apartments (220 Hugo Street North, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block at the northwest corner of Hugo Street North and McMillan Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect John Samuel Hooper and built in 1912 by contractor (and owner) Thomas Sharpe at a cost of about $65,000. The 100 feet by 116 feet structure contained 22 apartments in its original configuration. Sharpe resided in his block to the end of his life, after which it was held by his estate until 1949 then sold.

The building, now reconfigured to contain 28 apartments, is a municipally-designated historic site.

Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments (August 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87264, W97.15165
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Simpson Hooper (1875-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Sharpe (1866-1929)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1689/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Pasadena Apartments (220 Hugo Street North), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1988.

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.

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

Page revised: 6 March 2022

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