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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Williamson Block (38 Kate Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building on Kate Street in Winnipeg was built in 1903 by the construction firm of Davidson Brothers. It had retail space on the main floor and residential apartments on the upper two floors. A 50 foot by 30 foot addition on the rear, designed by George Gaspar Teeter, was built in 1910 by the owners, the Williamson brothers. It added space for eight more apartments.

Formerly a municipally-designated historic building, it was de-listed in 2010.

Williamson Block

Williamson Block (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90011, W97.15432
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Gaspar Teeter (1874-1949)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 416/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

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

The Year Past 2010: Annual Report of the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, City of Winnipeg, 2010.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 March 2022

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