Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leanoff Grocery (340-344 McGregor Street, Winnipeg)

Formerly located at the southwest corner of McGregor Street and Boyd Avenue in Winnipeg, this one-storey wood frame and stucco building, measuring 38 feet by 46 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1911 by day labour for grocer Jacob Leanoff at a cost of about $3,000. Leanoff used it as a neighbourhood grocery store with a residence for his family in the rear.

In the 1930s, it was operated by Abraham Diamond under the name of North End Groceteria. The building has been demolished and the site is now occupied by a surface parking lot for Fire Hall No. 6.

Leanoff Grocery

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92245, W97.14508
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2149/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #319 September 1917, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Max Blankstein: Architect by Murray Peterson, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 15 June 2024

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