Historic Sites of Manitoba: Guest Block (596-598 Main Street, Winnipeg)

A portion of this three-storey brick building on Main Street in Winnipeg, measuring 22 feet by 70 feet, was designed by local architect James Chisholm and built in 1902 by Davidson Brothers for William John Guest. It was expanded in 1909 on a design by architect George William Northwood built by James Gerald Latimer.

Guest Block

Guest Block (January 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90204, W97.13665
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Chisholm (1841-1920)

Manitoba Business: Davidson Brothers

Memorable Manitobans: William John Guest (1852-1940)

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

Memorable Manitobans: James Gerald Latimer (1842-1927)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 422/1902, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1941/1909, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Guest Block, 596-598 Main Street, Winnipeg Historical Buildings & Resources Committee, October 2015.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2022

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