Historic Sites of Manitoba: Barish Garage (167 Logan Avenue / 51-53 Martha Street, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick building at the northeast corner of Martha Street and Logan Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 48.6 feet by 98.6 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1916, at a cost of $7,750, by the construction firm of John Gunn and Sons. It was intended as a public garage owned by D. Barish and Company.

Soon after it was built, the building was rented out and used as Hymie’s Auto Livery. In the 1920s, the building was used by the Hemphill Motor School. At the time of a 2023 site visit, the building was relatively unmodified from its original appearance.

Barish Garage

Barish Garage (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90224, W97.13422
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Manitoba Business: John Gunn and Sons


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 894/1916, 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.

Max Zev Blankstein, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2023

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