Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Ladywood Apartment

Address:172 Edmonton Street
Original Use:Apartment

More Information

The Ladywood Apartment Building, 172 Edmonton Street, was constructed in 1931. The four storey building was designed in the shape of an I, meaning the front and rear of the building extend wider than the mid section of the building. The Edmonton Street facade has a central entrance with every half floor providing access to a new floor of suites. The basement level windows peak up at sidewalk level. The exterior brick work is designed in a pattern which alternates between a rust brick and a dark brown brick. Separating the first and second floor apartments is a stone accent arranged as a diamond. The roof top of the facade holds an iron fence. Besides a small marquee with the name Ladywood written on it, the facade is mostly flat. The suites within the building were designed as three-two room apartments, advertised in the Winnipeg Free Press after its construction.

Design Characteristics

  • Four storeys
  • I-shaped building plan
  • Pattern brick work adorns the facade with colours alternating from rust red to a dark brown.
  • An iron fence is used on the top of the roof, but only as apart of the facade
  • Flat facade with an marquee over the central main entrance. The marquee has the name Ladywood written across it

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives