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94 Fidler Avenue

Address:94 Fidler Avenue
Use:Dwelling
Constructed:1954
Architects:W. D. Lount
Contractors:Frank Lount and Sons Company

More Information

All of the homes constructed within the Silver Heights subdivision had full, unfinished, concrete basements by Concrete Placers Limited, which housed the home’s mechanical equipment. At the time of construction forced-air furnaces were installed, equipped with Wisconsin Oil Burners. The 4 inch ducting was standard use for the Lounts in their developments, as the parts were pre-fabricated, making on-site installation quick and seamless.

Also completed in 1953 the front facade of this 1,154 square feet south-facing home features one large, separated window following the pitched roof line. A large horizontal brick chimney dominates the front elevation.

The interior of all of the homes within the division were finished with flooring of 1/2 inch select oak, with the exception of kitchen, bathroom, vestibule and hall. Interior walls were Gyproc lath and plaster, interior doors were flat-panel clear grade mono-type doors, with a glazed finish. At the time of sale the interior trim was paint-grade fir, enamelled white.

Design Characteristics

Roof:Peak, medium length eave
Size:Single storey
1,142 square feet
Style:Bungalow
Developer:Frank R. Lount
Suburb:Silver Heights
Garage:Double attached garage
  • Subcontractors included: Nelson River Construction Company; Cotter Bros. Ltd, roads, sewers, water and plumbing; Lars Mattson, plastering: Bowyer-Boag Ltd, sheet metal; C. T. Lount Oil Heating Company, heating; Home Painting and Decorating Company, painting; Minaker Construction Company, brickwork; Concrete Placers Limited, basements; Weston Builders Specialties Ltd., roofing, millwork, cabinets, aluminum windows, tile; Walter Wray Limited, garage doors; Hobbs Glass, fixed windows and decorative glass; Wrought Iron Products, ornamental iron.

Sources

  • “Silver Heights Development.” Western Construction and Building. November 1952.
  • Rostecki, Randy. Silver Heights: A Mid-century Modern Winnipeg Subdivision. For the City of Winnipeg Heritage section of Planning, Property and Development. 2013.

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
  • Province of Manitoba, Legislative Library
  • City of Winnipeg, Planning Property and Development Division
  • City of Winnipeg Archives