Historic Sites of Manitoba: Budnik Block (594-600 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick brick and stone building on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg was constructed in four phases, all designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein, for owner Onufrey Budnik (1883-1960).

The first floor of the east part was completed first, in 1911. Measuring 23 feet by 46 feet, it was built by contractor J. Milovitch at a cost of about $3,000. The second phase was added in 1920 at a cost of about $8,000. The third phase was added in 1924 as a one-story addition at a cost of about $6,000. The west part, measuring 33 feet by 76 feet, was completed last in 1929 at a cost of about $15,000. The Budnik family maintained ownership of the block until 1986.

Budnik Block

Budnik Block (no date)
Source: David Bellhouse

Budnik Block

Budnik Block (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Budnik Block

Budnik Block (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91676, W97.14886
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Sources:

 City of Winnipeg Building Permit 98/1911, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 417/1920, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 289/1924, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Permits run $350,000 ahead of last season,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 May 1929, page 20.

“On Selkirk Avenue,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1929, page 22.

Obituary [Onufrey Budnik], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 March 1960, page 22.

Onufrey Budnyk (1883-1959): A North End Winnipeg Pioneer” by David Bellhouse, no date.

Budnik Block, 594-600 Selkirk Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

Max Blankstein: Architect by Murray Peterson, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Jordan Makichuk, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 7 March 2023

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