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

This two-storey brick 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 (October 2020)
Source: George Penner

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


Edward Parnell House, 826 Wolseley Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 21 October 2020

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