Historic Sites of Manitoba: Globe Bedding Warehouse (268-274 Jarvis Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey red brick and stone warehouse at the southeast corner of Jarvis Avenue and Schultz Street in Winnipeg, measuring 52 feet by 120 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein. It was constructed in 1918 by day labour as a warehouse/factory for W. Keller and Moses Nathanson, owners of the Globe Bedding Company, at a cost of about $25,000. It was built out of necessity after the company's original warehouse burned down.

In 1926, a two-storey addition, measuring 62 feet by 132 feet, also designed by Blankstein, was contructed on the east side of the building by contractor Victor Rubin at a cost of about $40,000.

The Globe Bedding Company occupied the building into the 1960s. The building was destroyed by fire on the morning of 22 July 2019. The site is now an empty lot.

Globe Bedding Warehouse

Globe Bedding Warehouse (1949)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1949, page 60.

Globe Bedding Warehouse

Globe Bedding Warehouse (October 2018)
Source: Google

The former Globe Bedding Warehouse after the fire

The former Globe Bedding Warehouse after the fire (July 2019)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90867, W97.13777
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Victor Rubin (c1871-1945)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Slobinsky Warehouse / Midwest Grocers Warehouse (24-28 Derby Street, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 746/1918, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1157/1918, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2111/1926, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Factory addition,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 July 1926, page 8.

“Convention Hall to be part of addition,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 July 1926, page 7.

“Chain store plans $54,000 construction,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1939, page 8.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #266 May 1956, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“36 years of progress,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1949, page 60.

'It's all gone': Inferno destroys Winnipeg warehouse loaded with artists' studios,” CBC News 22 July 2019.

Fire destroys birthplace of Serta mattresses” by Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings, 22 July 2019.

Globe Bedding Company Warehouse, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18Hi March 2024

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