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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitehead House (76 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey frame building in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg was built in 1908 for Edward Ross Whitehead. Later residents were the Misses Dorothy and Phyllis Holtby, the former a teacher at Grant Park High School and the latter a well-known piano teacher. Richard Bracken, grandson of John Bracken, also lived here.





Edward Ross Whitehead (1867-1930)


Moray MacDougall Sinclair (1900-1964)


W. T. Weng


Dorothy Holtby
Phyllis Margaret Holtby (1906-1993)


Richard E. Bracken


George D. Christie

Photos & Coordinates

Whitehead House

Whitehead House (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87162, W97.16246
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edward Ross Whitehead (1867-1930)

Historical Tour: Crescentwood, Winnipeg’s Best Residential District by Rosemary Malaher
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Crescentwood (Winnipeg)


Crescentwood: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, The Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 29 October 2019

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