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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Powis House (9 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey house in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was built in 1884-1885 for wholesale grocer Edmund Powis. It was significantly altered and enlarged to its present size by its next owner, hardware merchant William G. McMahon who occupied the house until his death in 1932. The next owner Joseph Wolinsky put concrete piles under the structure and changed it to a triplex. Today, the owners live in one of the suites and rent out the other two.

Occupants/Owners

Period

Occupant/Owner

1885-1899

Edmund Powis (c1845-1930)

1899-1932

William George McMahon (1867-1932)

1932-1938

Emily Florence Woodley McMahon (1880-1946)

1939

Joseph Wolinsky (1887-1980) - divided into three apartments

Photos & Coordinates

Powis House

Powis House (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87876, W97.15757
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Powis (c1845-1930)

Memorable Manitobans: William George McMahon (1867-1932)

Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Wolinsky (1887-1980)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson

Sources:

Armstrong's Point: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, Winnipeg: Heritage Winnipeg Corporation, 2009.

We thank Patricia Thomson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2019

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