Historic Sites of Manitoba: McArthur House (159 Mayfair Avenue, Winnipeg)

This 2½ storey, brick building was designed by architect John Hamilton Gordon Russell and built in 1903 for businessman John Duncan McArthur. After his death in 1927, his widow continued to reside there until 1950. By 1959, it was owned and operated as the Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Hostel, later known as Macdonald Youth Services. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

McArthur House

McArthur House (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

McArthur House

McArthur House (December 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88412, W97.13536
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Hamilton Gordon Russell (1863-1946)

Memorable Manitobans: John Duncan McArthur (1854-1927)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Manitoba Organization: Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Hostel / Macdonald Youth Services / The Link


John Duncan McArthur House (159 Mayfair Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 2008.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2023

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