Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mindell House (292 Austin Street North, Winnipeg)

This two-storey wood frame house on Austin Street North in Winnipeg, measuring 20 feet by 36 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1912 by contractors Abraham Cohen and Abraham Meyerowitz for clothier Louis Mindell at a cost of about $2,500.

At the time of a 2022 site visit, the house exterior was relatively unmodified from its original appearance but was vacant and boarded up.

Mindell House

Mindell House (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91130, W97.13117
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Cohen (1876-1944)

Memorable Manitobans: Louis Mindell (1886-1958)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mindell Block (607-609 Main Street, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1892/1912, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Apartment to cost $90,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 June 1912, page 15.

Property Assessment Details [292 Austin Street North], Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation.

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 and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 June 2023

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