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Memorable Manitobans: Elias A. Weinberg (1909-1959)

Architect, municipal official.

Born in New York City in 1909, he came to Winnipeg in 1916. He graduated with an Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba then practiced as an architect with Myer Kurnarsky in the firm of Kurnarsky and Weinberg. He served as a municipal councillor in West Kildonan for seven years and was a member of the Masons and Hebrew Fraternal Lodge. He died suddenly at his home, 453 Perth Avenue, on 25 December 1959 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. He was survived by a wife and two daughters.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Lanark Garden Apartments

Lanark Street, Winnipeg

1953

 

H. C. Avery School

10 Marigold Bay, Winnipeg

1956

 

Sources:

[Architectural sketch], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 January 1953, page 12.

“E. Weinberg, 50, local architect,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 December 1959, page 26.

“In memory of E. A. Weinberg,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1959, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 May 2020

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