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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Miles House (241 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stucco house on Cathedral Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1930 for theatre owner Jacob “Jack” Miles who lived here until his death. Measuring 34 feet by 42 feet, the house was built at a cost of about $6,250.

Miles House

Miles House (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.92479, W97.12797
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Memorable Manitobans: Jacob “Jack” Miles (1887-1951)


“Permits show steady growth present week,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 June 1930, page 34.

“Building permits for week represent value of $216,000,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 June 1930, page 29.

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

Max Blankstein: Architect by Murray Peterson, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022.

Property Assessment Details [241 Cathedral Avenue], Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2023

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