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

This house in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg was constructed in 1926 by Sparrow Brothers. It follows the Colonial form of the Georgian style using white clapboard and window shutters. The front elevation is true to the balanced proportions of the style. Its first occupant, Geoffrey C. Griffin, was Secretary-Treasurer of Bawlf Terminal Elevators founded by Nicholas Bawlf. He lived here until 1942, after which the house was occupied briefly by Gilbert Eaton, a son of department store founder Timothy Eaton. In 1950, the Eatons traded homes with James Gilchrist and squired a Tudor-style mansion at 1015 Wellington Crescent. Gilchrist was President of Consolidated Plate Glass, a large western supplier.

Griffin House

Griffin House (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87231, W97.21924
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historical Tours in Manitoba: History and Walking Tour of Tuxedo

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gilchrist House (1015 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: Frank Allen Sparrow (1878-1967)


This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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