Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mindell Block (607-609 Main Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Main Street in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Z. Blankstein and built in 1925 by the construction firm of Fraser and MacDonald for clothier Louis Mindell. The building measured 28 feet by 80 feet and was built at a cost of about $12,000. Mindell occupied the space until the 1950s and owned it until his death in 1958. Other tenants include Central Clothing and Central Pawn Brokers (1960s) and Winnipeg Domestic Appliances (1980s and 1990s).

Mindell Block

Mindell Block (January 2018)
Source: George Penner

Mindell Block

Mindell Block (January 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90187, W97.13596
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Manitoba Business: Fraser and MacDonald

Memorable Manitobans: Louis Mindell (1886-1958)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mindell House (292 Austin Street North, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1149/1925, City of Winnipeg Archives.

Mindell Block, 607 Main Street by Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, May 2019.

609 Main Street, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

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

Page revised: 24 February 2023

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