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Memorable Manitobans: George Gaspar Teeter (1874-1949)

Architect.

Born at St. Anne’s, Ontario on 11 November 1874, a nephew of Chancellor Teeter, he was educated at the University of Toronto, where he received a degree in architecture. He was a junior partner of a North Bay (Ontario) firm of architects before coming to Winnipeg in 1908. He worked as an independent architect for many years and served as a President of the Manitoba Association of Architects. He and his wife Marion Ellen McLennan (c1886-1971), who he married on 12 October 1910 at Souris, shared one child, John Alan Teeter. He was a member of Broadway First Baptist Church and the Masonic fraternity (Prince Rupert Lodge No. 1). On 15 February 1949, he died at his Winnipeg residence, 333 Yale Avenue, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Salem Reformed Church

235 Andrews Street

1907

 

Trinity Baptist Church

549 Gertrude Avenue, Winnipeg

1907-1909

 

First German Baptist Church

821 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

1907

 

Ninga School No. 485

Ninga, RM of Turtle Mountain

1908

 

Kenilworth Court

44 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

1910

Destroyed by fire (2015)

Ellesmere Apartments

74 Carlton Street, Winnipeg

1911

 

King Edward Memorial Hospital

1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg

1911-1912

 

Little Britain Presbyterian Church Manse

Lockport, RM of St. Clements

1914

 

Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children

633 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg

1947-1949

 

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Teeter – McLennan,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 October 1910, page 5.

“Tenders for Manse,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1914, page 2.

“Tenders: Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 March 1947, page 18.

“George Teeter, city architect, dies at home,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 February 1949, page 27.

“City architect G. Teeter dies,” CIT, 17 February 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 84]

Obituary [Marion E. Teeter], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1971, page 37.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2017

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