Architect: George Teeter
Contractor: Claydon Company
April 25, 1910, Winnipeg TribuneKenilworth Court was constructed in the summer of 1910 and ran its first "for rent" ads in November of that year.
The permit taker was Elizabeth Prudence Rutherford (nee Henderson). She was involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the executive of Knox Church, and was well respected for her business acumen and financial skills. Her husband was William, an executive with CPR’s telegraph division.
The Rutherfords lived at the Kenilworth with their two grown daughters Alice and Ethel.
Mrs. Rutherford died in 1918 and was buried in Brookisde Cemetery. William and Ethel continued to keep a suite, as well as a home on Ethelbert Street, until he retired in 1925. Soon after he and Ethel sold the building and moved to B.C. to join Alice and her family who were already living there.
September 19, 1925, Winnipeg Tribune
John Fisher in suite 6 was bookkeeper at the Clarendon Hotel. Donald McKenzie of suite 1, the building's caretaker, lived with Minnie Flynn, a stenographer at National Fire Insurance Co.. J. J. McGuire, the chief clerk of the Royal Alexandra Hotel, had a suite. Elsie Moore, teacher at Laverandrye School, lived in suite 15 with (presumably) her sister Rosalie Moore, a clerk at the Carnegie Library. The three Youell Brothers lived together in suite 3; Charles worked as a hardware clerk by day and a stage actor at night.
May 25, 1929, Winnipeg Tribune
The last "for rent" ad appears in the Free Press in June 2005, the final ad for the building is for a "caretaker couple wanted" in December 2006. The following year it was boarded up.
There is no mention of the building in any city council or committee meetings since that time. In 2011 – 2012 this financial company states that it provided a loan to renovate the building but, as of October 2013, no activity appears to have taken place.
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