Historic Sites of Manitoba: Smith House (133 Machray Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stucco house on Machray Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 36 feet by 48 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1931 by contractor Metusalem Jonsson Thorarinson for scrap metal dealer and plumbing fixture dealer Daniel Smith at a cost of about $10,000. A one-storey frame and stucco garage, measuring 20 feet by 22 feet, was also designed by Blankstein and built by Thorarinson at a cost of $500.

Smith House

Smith House (June 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92220, W97.12295
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Metusalem Jonsson “Salli” Thorarinson (1888-1946)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1206/1931, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“68 permits, valued at $168,250, issued in last week,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 May 1931, page 6.

“New dwellings,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 May 1931, page 17.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2023

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