Historic Sites of Manitoba: McMartin House (283 Kingsway, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey brick and stucco house at the northwest corner of Kingsway and Wilton Street in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg, measuring 40 feet by 46 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1912 at a cost of about $15,000 by contractors Dunn and Wallace for William James McMartin, the President and Manager of the Winnipeg Ceiling and Roofing Company. A one-storey frame and stucco garage, measuring 20 feet by 20 feet, was also designed by Blankstein and built by Dunn and Wallace at a cost of $500.





William James McMartin (1871-1920)


Max James Finkelstein (1882-1960)


James S. Martin


Joseph Doupe (1910-1966)


Michael F. B. Nesbitt


Debbie Demitage

Photos & Coordinates

McMartin House

McMartin House (September 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87089, W97.17226
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2549/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 4134/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Boyd Building nine stories - extra two floors cost $20,000,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 July 1912, page 17.

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

Crescentwood: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, The Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.

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

Max Zev Blankstein, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2023

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