Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norell House (82 Smithfield Avenue, Winnipeg)

This 1½-storey wood frame house on Smithfield Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1927 for contractor Axel Martin Norell (1880-1958, father of Kenneth Conrad “Ken” Norell and father-in-law of William Gordon David Ritchie).

Norell House

Norell House (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92890, W97.11632
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Conrad “Ken” Norell (?-2009)


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

Obituary [Axel Martin Norell], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 1958, page 33.

Property Details, Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation.

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

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2023

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