This house in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg was built in 1936 for Tom Breen, of Breen Motor Company, a Chrysler dealer on Main Street, by the Sparrow Brothers. In the 1960s, home of John Klassen, President of Monarch Machinery, which firm makes a wide variety of pumps and related equipment. The house has fine Tudor detailing, truer to the style than many others in the area. Of particular note is the Tudor arch of the doorway and window above, and the heavy wooden brackets below the dormers and the bay window.
Historical Tours in Manitoba: History and Walking Tour of Tuxedo
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Breen Motor Company Building (245 Main Street, Winnipeg)
Memorable Manitobans: Thomas George Breen (1877-1957)
Memorable Manitobans: Frank Allen Sparrow (1878-1967)
This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2018
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