Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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.

Gilchrist House

Gilchrist House (August 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87659, W97.17971
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Griffin House (101 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)


“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

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.