Historic Sites of Manitoba: Weselake Building (417 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1928 for dentist Lawrence Jacob Weselake. The building contains space for two retail stores on its main floor and the upper floor contained four residential apartments in its original configuration.

Weselake Building

Weselake Building (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Weselake Building

Weselake Building (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91473, W97.14172
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Jacob Weselake (1898-1962)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Weselake Block (503-505 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)


Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Henderson Directories Limited, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Max Blankstein: Architect by Murray Peterson, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2023

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