1909 – Roslyn Apartments, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Eccentric apartment building designed by Irish architect William Wallace Blair in a strange Queen Anne inspired style. The building is arranged so every apartment has an external front door – consequently the interiors have some oddly shaped rooms. The block originally was divided into 36 suites, including 26 two-and three-bedroom units and 10 one-room bachelor suites with full baths. Some units had a small bedroom off the kitchen for domestic staff. Original elements included ornate plaster- and woodwork, stained glass, beamed dining-room ceilings, open fireplaces, and a cage passenger elevator that has remained operative over the years.