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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Globe Bedding Warehouse (274 Jarvis Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey red brick and stone warehouse at the southeast corner of Jarvis Avenue and Schultz Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and constructed in 1918 for the Globe Bedding Company at a cost of about $25,000. It was built out of necessity after the company's original warehouse burned down. In 1926, a $40,000 two-storey brick extension was added by Victor Rubin on the east side of the building. The Globe Bedding Company occupied the building into the 1960s.

The building was destroyed by fire on the morning of 22 July 2019. The site is now an empty lot.

Globe Bedding Warehouse

Globe Bedding Warehouse (October 2018)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1949, page 60.

Globe Bedding Warehouse

Globe Bedding Warehouse (October 2018)
Source: Google

The former Globe Bedding Warehouse after the fire

The former Globe Bedding Warehouse after the fire (July 2019)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90867, W97.13777
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


“Convention Hall to be part of addition,” Manitoba Free Press, 9 July 1926, page 7.

“36 years of progress,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1949, page 60.

'It's all gone': Inferno destroys Winnipeg warehouse loaded with artists' studios,” CBC News 22 July 2019.

Fire destroys birthplace of Serta mattresses” by Christian Cassidy, West End Dumplings, 22 July 2019.

Globe Bedding Company Warehouse, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2022

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