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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ashdown House (529 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

This palatial stone house in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg was designed for hardware merchant J. H. Ashdown by local architect J. H. G. Russell and constructed between 1912 and 1913 by Davidson Brothers. The building was bought by the Shriners in 1952 and used for their meetings. They built a one-storey addition to the rear of the building. When the Khartum Temple was moved to a new facility in south Winnipeg, the building was renovated for use as a restaurant. In 2002, the building (a municipally-designated historic site) was recognized with a Conservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg.

A collection of photographs of the building by J. H. G. Russell is held at the Archives of Manitoba.

Ashdown House

Ashdown House (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87646, W97.16141
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ashdown Warehouse (167 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ashdown House (121 Kate Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ashdown House (120 Juno Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Some Old Winnipeg Buildings by Randy R. Rostecki
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 29, 1972-73 season

Historical Tour: Crescentwood, Winnipeg’s Best Residential District by Rosemary Malaher
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Crescentwood (Winnipeg)


Khartum Temple / J. H. Ashdown House (529 Wellington Crescent), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, March 1983.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 January 2020

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