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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gemmill House (157 West Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey stone veneer and wood frame residence in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by local architect C. W. U. Chivers and built between 1913 and 1914 for Emily Helen Gemill (1857-1933), daughter of the founder of Ogilvie Flour Mills and widow of federal civil servant John Alexander Gemmill (1846-1905).

Occupants/Owners

Period

Occupant/Owner

1914-1933

Emily Helen Gemmill (1857-1933)

1934-?

Douglas MacKay

?-?

?

?-1943

Andrew Murray Smith Ross (1879-1943)

1943-1949

?

1949

R. O. Abel

1950-1961

Peter & Annie Matt

1961-?

S and M Enterprises

?-1983

?

1983-2002

Reginald Robert “Reg” Skene (c1934-2016)

2002-2006

Paul & Mary Loewen

Photos & Coordinates

Gemmill House

Gemmill House (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87515, W97.15583
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Cyril William Upton Chivers (1879-1969)

Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Robert “Reg” Skene (c1934-2016)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson

Manitoba Business: Ogilvie Flour Mills Company

Sources:

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 March 1934, page 6.

Armstrong's Point: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, Winnipeg: Heritage Winnipeg Corporation, 2009.

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

Emily Helen Gemill, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 November 2021

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