Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



The Vaughan

Address:219 Vaughan Street
Use:Apartment & Commercial
Original Use:Apartment
Architects:John Woodman

More Information

219 Vaughan Street, also known as The Vaughan, is an apartment building which was constructed in 1929. The building was designed by John Woodman, a train engineer who took up architectural design later in his career. The building was initially constructed as an apartment building, but currently holds a mixture of residential and commercial tenants.

The building was made of a brick exterior with stone accents. The building's facade was designed to be symmetrical with a central entrance located on Vaughan Street. The windows sills are made of white stone which contrasts with the dark brick. The entrance to the building is also decorated with carved stone which extends up three of the four storeys.

Design Characteristics

  • Four storeys
  • Basement suite windows reach the sidewalk level
  • Decorative brick work with accenting stone
  • The stone accents are found as the windows sills and around the main entrances and straight up the middle of the building
  • The apartment's name, The Vaughan, is written in gold lettering on a window above the main entrance