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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McKiechan House / Matas House and Grocery (121 Euclid Avenue, Winnipeg)

A 2½-storey residence on Euclid Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed in 1899 for the McKiechan family. Purchased in 1911 by Simon and Anna Matas, they expanded the structure with a corner grocery store. The Matas family operated the store until 1954 when it was sold to Walter Tarnowski who renamed it the Euclid Meat Market. It became Metro Meat, which remains in operation today, in the 1970s.

Matas House and Grocery

Matas House and Grocery (May 2016)
Source: Kerrin Asmundson

Matas House and Grocery

Matas House and Grocery (June 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90733, W97.12872
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Roy Joseph Matas (1920-1986)

MHS Resources: Personal Memoirs: Matas Family History by David Matas (December 2016, PDF format)

Sources:

Matas Grocery Store & Residence, 121 Euclid Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, January 2007.

This page was prepared by Kerrin Asmundson, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 October 2021

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