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Memorable Manitobans: Mel Peaslee Michener (1930-2017)

Architect.

Born at Minneapolis, Minnesota on 27 November 1930, son of Arthur P. Michener (c1898-1970) and Lillian “Letty” Peaslee (c1901-1970), he came to Winnipeg as a baby and was educated at St. Paul's High School and the University of Manitoba. In 1954, he founded the architectural firm of Libling Michener in partnership with Gerald Libling, later known as LM Architectural Group. He was a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Manitoba Association of Architects. He served as President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1974-1976). He retired in 1996 and died on 11 October 2017.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Ralph Maybank School

20 Donnelly Street, Winnipeg

1957

 

Birchwood School

150 Moray Avenue, Winnipeg

1959

 

Austin Collegiate

Austin, Municipality of North Norfolk

1960

 

Sources:

Obituary [Letty Michener], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1970, page 27.

Obituary [Arthur P. Michener], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1970, page 30.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2017

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