Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benjaminson Park Plaque (Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg)

A small park located in St. James on Assiniboine Avenue at the foot of Bedson Street, dedicated by the City of Winnipeg in June 1987. It commemorates early pioneer Skuli Benjaminson who built the first home in the area, cut trees to make a road to Portage Avenue, and arranged for power lines to be installed along Whittier Street. As owner of the first automobile and telephone in the district, he provided transportation service and message service for his neighbours.

Benjaminson Park Plaque

Benjaminson Park Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86753, W97.30872
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Skuli Benjaminson (1879-1970)


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2022

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