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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McMeans House (40 West Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey structure on West Gate in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by local architect Henry Sandham Griffith and built in 1893 for Lendrum McMeans. It was converted into a duplex in 1927. After 1945, a large verandah on two sides of the house was removed and the original wood siding was covered with stucco. The current owners use the home as a duplex.





Lendrum McMeans (1859-1941)


G. S. Munro


Security Corporation Limited


Alfons Geloude


Frederick William Stuart “Fred” May (1903-1974)


French Consulate




Oliver and Erin M. Bereznay

Photos & Coordinates

McMeans House

McMeans House (January 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87774, W97.15959
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Sandham Griffith (1865-1943)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Young House (RM of Victoria)


Armstrong's Point: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, Winnipeg: Heritage Winnipeg Corporation, 2009.

We thank Patricia Thomson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2021

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