Historic Sites of Manitoba: Woods Apartments (742 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick block on Dorchester Avenue in Winnipeg was built in 1923, possibly as a wedding gift for Ethel May Sharpe (1894-1929), daughter of contractor Thomas Sharpe and wife of accountant Samuel Llewellyn Woods (1891-1950), at a cost of about $13,000. The building contained six apartments in its original configuration.

Woods Apartments

Woods Apartments (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87139, W97.15694
denoted by symbol on the map above


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1492/1923, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Social and personal,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 February 1924, page 8.

“Mrs. Ethel May Woods is buried here today,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 February 1929, page 8.

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, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 January 2023

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