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

In 1882, William S. Ashdown, a brother of hardware merchant James Henry Ashdown, built this two-storey brick-veneer house on the east side of Kate Street between William and Bannatyne avenues. He shared a backyard with 120 Juno Street, erected the same year by another brother, George Ashdown. Ashdown moved out of the house in 1885 but retained ownership until 1893 when he sold it to photographer Israel Bennetto, who lived in it until 1915. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.

Ashdown House

Ashdown House (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Ashdown House

Ashdown House (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90244, W97.15206
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


William Ashdown House, 121 Kate Street, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1988.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2022

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