Historic Sites of Manitoba: Adilman Block (234-240 Jarvis Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building at the southwest corner of Jarvis Avenue and King Street in Winnipeg, measuring 56.4 feet by 78.6 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1909 by contractors H. Thorburn and Hilliard C. McConkey for owner Lazarus Adilman at a cost of about $4,700. In its original configuration it contained four retail spaces in the building.

At the time of a 2023 site visit, the building has been extensively modified from its original appearance.

Adilman Block

Adilman Block (July 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90800, W97.13569
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 490/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permits - stores,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1909, page 20.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #266 September 1917, Library and Archives Canada.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #266 May 1956, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Max Blankstein: Architect by Murray Peterson, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 28 February 2024

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