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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jessie Block (626 Jessie Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Jessie Avenue in the Fort Rouge area of Winnipeg, measuring 102 feet by 50 feet, was designed by local architect Max Z. Blankstein and constructed between 1913 and 1917 by the firm of Cohen and Shackleton at a cost of about $75,000. The building contained 18 apartments in its original configuration.

Jessie Block

Jessie Block (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87138, W97.14808
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 4034/1913, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 137/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 336/1917, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Apartment House Architecture in Winnipeg to 1915 by David Spector, December 1980.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

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, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2022

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