Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gilchrist House (1015 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)
Designed by Winnipeg architect A. E. Cubbidge and built in 1932, its first occupant was James M. Gilchrist but it is perhaps better known for its second occupants as of 1948: Gilbert and Marjorie Eaton, members of the famous department store family. After they moved out, the house was purchased in the early 1970s by fashion designer Peter Nygard.
“Social – personal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 January 1948, page 8.
“Crowds go through house on Crescent,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 1972, page 18.
If Walls Could Talk: Manitoba’s Best Buildings Explored & Explained by David Butterfield and Maureen Devanik Butterfield, Great Plains Publications, 2000, 128 pages.
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 3 November 2018
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