Historic Sites of Manitoba: Foster House (586 Broadway, Winnipeg)

This two-storey wood frame house on Broadway in Winnipeg was built in 1908 by contractor and brickmaker Samuel Hector Foster (1868-?). Occupants included Jeffery Ellery Hansford (1914 to 1932) and James Michael Mercury (1937 to 1952).

Foster House

Foster House (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88535, W97.15371
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Jeffery Ellery Hansford (1864-1932)


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

S. H. Foster House, 586 Broadway by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, February 2009.

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

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2020

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