Historic Sites of Manitoba: Collard House (1188 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

A two-storey, Spanish-style, L-shaped brick and stucco residence at the southwest corner of Wellington Crescent and Niagara Street in Winnipeg, measuring 43 feet by 44 feet, was constructed in 1929 by the construction firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger for owner Richard Reeve Collard at a cost of about $20,000.

Having been vacant for several months in 2022, it was demolished later in the year.

Collard House

Collard House (1929)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1929, page 22.

Collard House

Collard House (January 2022)
Source: George Penner

Former site of Collard House

Former site of Collard House (January 2023)
Source: Alisa Kehler

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87705, W97.18525
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Richard Reeve Collard (1886-1963)

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger


“Building permits $500,000 ahead of last season,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 April 1929, page 31.

“$300,000 block will be built on River Avenue,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 April 1929, page 45.

“Attractive home in Spanish style,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1929, page 22.

“Neighbours demand demolition of 'problem house',” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2022.

We thank Alisa Kehler and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 4 March 2024

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