Historic Sites of Manitoba: Zink Block (825-829 Rosser Avenue, Brandon)

This three-storey brick building on Rosser Avenue in Brandon was designed by local architect Walter Henderson Shillinglaw and built in 1902 for shoe merchant brothers William Zink (1855-?) and Jacob E. Zink (1859-?). Sold in 1919, it then hosted Knowlton’s Boot Shop. Other businesses that have occupied the building through the years included grocers Smith and Burton, jeweller William Edward Crawford, and Lucette's Hat Shop.

Zink Block

Zink Block (March 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84858, W99.94943
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Henderson Shillinglaw (1864-1957)

Memorable Manitobans: William Edward Crawford (1865-1947)


1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

825-829 Rosser Avenue, Heritage Brandon.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 July 2021

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