Historic Sites of Manitoba: Galsky Block (656 Aberdeen Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey building at the southwest corner of Aberdeen Avenue and McKenzie Street in Winnipeg, measuring 30 feet by 38 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1910 by Abraham Cohen for owner Isaac Galsky at a cost of about $3,000. A one-storey frame and stucco stable, measuring 10 feet by 12 feet, was also designed by Blankstein by built by Cohen at a cost of about $100. The building's exterior had been heavily modified from its original appearance.

Galsky Block

Galsky Block (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92180, W97.14858
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Cohen (1876-1944)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1353/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1962/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

656 Aberdeen Avenue, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 3 November 2023

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