Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cross House (54 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey brick building in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg was built in 1908 for realtor William Henry Cross.

Occupants/Owners

Period

Occupant/Owner

1908-1916

William Henry Cross (1852-1928)

1916-1922

Joseph Clark (1867-1922)

1922-1925

Kate Harvey Clark (1877-1965)

1925-1926

Vacant

1926-1928

Robert D. Smith

1928-1941

Leo Francis McCarthy (1890-1965)

1941-1943

Franklin Bricker “Frank” Groff (1883-1943)

1943-1956

Boarding house

1956-1980

Alexander Ross Little (1908-2003)

1980-?

?

?-1990

Victor P. Mincoff

Photos & Coordinates

Cross House

Cross House (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87188, W97.16144
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Henry Cross (1852-1928)

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)

Sources:

Obituary [Joseph Clark], Manitoba Free Press, 12 May 1922, page 19.

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 April 1926, page 8.

“54 Yale Avenue,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 June 1941, page 27.

“Crescentwood's fight for quality,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1956, page 3.

“Carved banisters, panelling stand out,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 1990, page 32.

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.

Obituary [Alexander Ross Little], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 2003, page 42.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2019

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