Historic Sites of Manitoba: Geddes House (33 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey structure in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by local architect Cyril William Upton Chivers and built by contractor William Wardell Cross in 1909 for grain broker John Geddes. In 1930, alterations were completed by the firm of Borrowman and Jamieson at a cost of about $500.

Occupants/Owners

Period

Occupant/Owners

1909-1915

John Geddes

1915-1920

Northern Trusts Company

1920-1936

Frederick Pugh (c1875-1948)

1936-1944

Northern Trusts Company

1945-1947

W. C. and C. S. Riley

1947-1964

Frank W. and Victoria Frogley

1964-1967

F. J. and Marion Cherington

1967-1998

E. Thackeray and Doris Pritchard

Photos & Coordinates

Geddes House

Geddes House (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87810, W97.15719
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Cyril William Upton Chivers (1879-1969)

Memorable Manitobans: William Wardell Cross (1860-1939)

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Calder (1842-1936)

Memorable Manitobans: LeRoy Franklin Borrowman (c1885-1957)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson

Sources:

“Permits issued,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 August 1930, page 7.

Armstrong's Point: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, Winnipeg: Heritage Winnipeg Corporation, 2009.

Armstrong’s Point Heritage Conservation District Study, HTFC Planning + Design, May 2016, page 143.

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

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2024

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