Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cohen Block / Cressy Block / Jewish Nursing Home / Tiferes Israel Synagogue (426-428 Manitoba Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Manitoba Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1914. In its original configuration, known as the Cohen Block, the building contained eight apartments. It was renamed the Cressy Block in 1919 and, around 1921, became a Jewish Nursing Home.

In 1927 a mortuary was added to the building and, in the 1930s, it became the Tiferes Israel Synagogue. At some point the building was demolished and the site is now occupied by another building.

Jewish Nursing Home

Jewish Nursing Home (no date)
Source: Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada Collection #1024, Archives of Manitoba

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91608, W97.14111
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 15/1927, City of Winnipeg Archives.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2022

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