Historic Sites of Manitoba: Patricia Court (489 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Furby Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Pall Melsted “Paul” Clemens and constructed in 1911 by contractor Loftur Johan Jorundson at a cost of about $35,000. The 74 feet by 42 feet building contained 14 apartments in its original configuration. Severely damaged by fire on 4 December 2017, the building was subsequently demolished.

Patricia Court after the fire

Patricia Court after the fire (December 2017) by Boris Minkevich
Source: Winnipeg Free Press

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89346, W97.15716
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Pall Melsted “Paul” Clemens (1870-1966)

Memorable Manitobans: Loftur Johan Jorundson [Loptur Jorundsson] (1862-1952)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1664/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Firefighters battle Furby Street blaze through the night” by Bill Redekop, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 2017.

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: 25 March 2023

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