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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Parnell House (826 Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg)

This house was built in 1909 for James A. Counter, a co-founder of the Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works. Three years later, he sold it to baker Edward Parnell, who later became Mayor of Winnipeg. After Parnell’s death in 1922, the house was sold to William H. Sharpe, who lived here until 1930. The building changed hands frequently over the next few years until it was divided into two suites around 1944. It was the home of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity from 1958 to the mid-1970s.

Parnell House

Parnell House (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87914, W97.16550
denoted by symbol on the map above


E. Parnell House (826 Wolseley Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, June 1981.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2015

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