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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Saxon Apartments (190 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Balmoral Street in Winnipeg, measuring 50 feet by 90 feet, was built in 1923 by Skuli Benjaminson for brothers Benjamin Billingsley Smith and Wilson Smith of the Smith Agency Limited at a cost of about $40,000. The building contained 18 apartments in its original configuration.

Saxon Apartments

Saxon Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88630, W97.15333
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Skuli Benjaminson (1879-1970)

Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin Billingsley Smith (1881-1975)

Manitoba Business: Smith Agency Limited


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 570/1924, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Early Icelandic builders in Winnipeg” by S. Aleck Thorarinson, Logberg Heimskringla, 30 March 1967, page 7.

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.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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

Page revised: 1 June 2022

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