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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gilchrist House (1015 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

Designed by Winnipeg architect Arthur Edward Cubbidge and built in 1932, its first occupant was James Miller Gilchrist but it is perhaps better known for its second occupants as of 1948: Gilbert and Marjorie Eaton, members of the famous department store family. After they moved out, the house was purchased in the early 1970s by fashion designer Peter Nygard.

The house was demolished between July and August 2022.

Gilchrist House

Gilchrist House (August 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87659, W97.17971
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Edward Cubbidge (1881-1952)

Memorable Manitobans: James Miller Gilchrist (c1885-1971)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Griffin House (101 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)


“Social – personal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 1948, page 8.

“Crowds go through house on Crescent,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 1972, page 18.

If Walls Could Talk: Manitoba’s Best Buildings Explored & Explained by David Butterfield and Maureen Devanik Butterfield, Great Plains Publications, 2000, 128 pages.

James M. Gilchrist House, 1015 Wellington Crescent by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

We thank George Penner and Brent Bellamy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 July 2022

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