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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harris Block (267 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 25 feet by 52 feet, was designed by civil engineer Herman Saltzman and built in 1913 for owner M. Harris at a cost of about $8,500. The original configuration had a store on the main floor and residential apartment space on the second floor.

Harris Block

Harris Block (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Harris Block

Harris Block (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91259, W97.13506
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Herman Saltzman (?-?)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1512/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 25 April 2023

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