This five-storey brick and concrete building on River Avenue in Winnipeg, designed by architect Edmund Walter Crayston and built in 1911, was the first home for the Victoria General Hospital. It was established by Dr. Thomas Beath with founding board members Mr. D. J. Ross, Dr. J. White, Dr. J. R. Thomson, and Edmund Landor Taylor.
In 1971, the hospital was moved to its present site in south Winnipeg and the building was renovated into residential apartments.
Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Walter Crayston (1871-1940)
Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Beath (1868-1923)
TimeLinks: Dr. Beath’s Hospital, Bannatyne Avenue
TimeLinks: Victoria General Hospital, River Avenue
City of Winnipeg Building Permit 547/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.
“New hospital,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 April 1911, page 14.
We thank George Penner and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 March 2023
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