Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Panama Apartments (229 Machray Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Machray Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 102 feet by 66 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and constructed in 1914 by Morris Kovensky and Company at a cost of about $70,000. The building contained 29 apartments in its original configuration. It contains 32 apartments today.

North Panama Apartments

North Panama Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

North Panama Apartments

North Panama Apartments (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92369, W97.12774
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 681/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1355/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permits touch seven million,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1914, page 2.

“Two apartment blocks swell total by $100,000,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 May 1914, page 11.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

229 Machray Avenue, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, George Penner, Jordan Makichuk, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2023

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