Historic Sites of Manitoba: Miles House (241 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stucco house on Cathedral Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 32 feet by 42 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1930 by contractor Arthur John Bonnett for theatre owner Jacob “Jack” Miles at a cost of about $6,000. A one-storey frame and stucco garage, measuring 20 feet by 26 feet, was also designed by Blankstein and built by Bonnett at a cost of $250.

Miles lived here until his death.

Miles House

Miles House (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92479, W97.12797
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur John Bonnett (1874-1942)

Memorable Manitobans: Jacob “Jack” Miles (1887-1951)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1962/1930, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permits show steady growth present week,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1930, page 34.

“Building permits for week represent value of $216,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1930, page 29.

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.

Property Assessment Details [241 Cathedral Avenue], Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2023

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. The information is offered for historical interest only.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Inclusion in this collection does not confer special status or protection. Official heritage designation may only come from municipal, provincial, or federal governments. Some sites are on private property and permission to visit must be secured from the owner.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the MHS Webmaster at webmaster@mhs.mb.ca.

Search Tips | Suggest an Historic Site | FAQ

Help us keep history alive!