Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speirs House (6 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey house on Middle Gate in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by architect Henry Rupert Linnell and constructed by Claydon Brothers between 1912 and 1913 for baker John Tully Speirs. The building was converted into a triplex in 1961.





John Tully “Jock” Speirs (1860-1925)


Susan Marnie Speirs (1863-1928)


James Marnie Speirs (1888-1958)


Frederick William Stuart “Fred” May (1903-1974)
W. D. May


Verna Prins


Leonard and Josephine Berman


Timothy Bruce and Audrey Proctor


Birgit Oosthuizen

Photos & Coordinates

Speirs House

Speirs House (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87861, W97.15815
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Rupert Linnell (1883-1918)

Manitoba Business: Claydon Brothers Construction Company / Claydon Construction Limited

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speirs House (184 West Gate, Winnipeg)

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


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

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2022

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