Historic Sites of Manitoba: British American Service Station / Academy Road Service Station (591 Academy Road, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick and stone building at the northeast corner of Academy Road and Wellington Crescent South in Winnipeg, measuring 27 feet by 42 feet, was built in 1928 by the construction firm of Langford and Birch, at a cost of about $9,000, as a service station for the British American Oil Company.

The building originally had two service bays and two gasoline pumps. Later known as the Academy Road Service Station, the building has been expanded to include five service bays. It was owned and operated by Earle Roy Hiebert for over 40 years.

Academy Road Service Station

Academy Road Service Station (no date)
Source: Academy Road Service

Academy Road Service Station

Academy Road Service Station (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Academy Road Service Station

Academy Road Service Station (December 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87466, W97.19825
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Langford and Birch

Manitoba Business: British American Oil Company / Gulf Oil Canada

Memorable Manitobans: Earle Roy Hiebert (1932-2023)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1741/1928, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Building permits pass $5,000,000 mark,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 May 1928, page 26.

“Opposition to gas stations on Academy Road,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 June 1928, page 5.

Our Story, Academy Road Service.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk, George Penner, S. Goldsborough, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2023

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