Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Young Historians 2019
Young
Historians
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander McLennan (1851-1921)

Contractor, municipal official.

Born at Inverness, Scotland in 1851, he worked in the cattle business with his father before emigrating to Canada in 1877 and engaging for two years in construction work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1880 he started in business as a contractor. One of his first jobs was the laying of the first block pavement in Winnipeg, on Main Street between the CPR station and the Assiniboine River, later replaced by asphalt. He also built the first sidewalks and sewer mains in the city, along with the McIntyre Block and other large buildings. He retired from business around 1902. In 1905 the family moved to the Elmwood area of Winnipeg and, in 1913, he was elected to the Winnipeg city council on behalf of Ward 7. He was re-elected every year between 1914 and 1919. He died at his Winnipeg residence on 25 June 1921.

Sources:

“Alex. M’Lennan dies after long illness,” newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 October 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.