Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benard House (454 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg)

This house, near the northwest corner of Central Park at the intersection of Edmonton Street and Cumberland Avenue in Winnipeg, was designed by local architect Joseph Greenfield and built in 1903 as a speculative venture by Walter R. Fish, a travelling salesman for Gault Brothers who lived in the area. Upon completion, it was sold to Hermisdas Benard. After his death in 1903, his widow Louisa continued to live there until it was sold in 1936. It was purchased two years later by contractor Watson Lytle, who made major renovations. It changed hands several times until it was converted into a multi-unit rental property in 1977. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Benard House

Benard House (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Benard House

Benard House (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89743, W97.15026
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hermisdas Benard (c1858-1906)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benard House (40 East Gate, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benard House (25 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benard House (45 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


Benard House (454 Edmonton Street), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1986.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2020

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