Historic Sites of Manitoba: Peters House (860 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick house on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 45 feet by 33 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1931 for businessman Joseph Peters at a cost of about $4,500. Peters lived here with his family, next door to his soft drink company, until his death in 1942.

Peters House

Peters House (February 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91995, W97.15887
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Peters (1888-1942)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Arctic Drink Company Building (862 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2149/1931, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Present week building permits decline in value,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 July 1931, page 11.

“Permits issued,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 July 1931, page 21.

Assessment and Taxation, City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2023

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