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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morrison House (215 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)

This house in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg was designed by Cyril Chivers and built in 1925 for grain merchant Allan M. Morrison, President of the Erie Grain Company, at the beginning of the real period of development in the area. The building was owned by the occupants who were shareholders of a holding company. Over the years, the accumulated revenue went into an investment portfolio, which increased the income to the owners. For this reason, there were protracted negotiations with Helmut Sass when he purchased the building in 1986. By that time, descendents of the original shareholders were scattered all over Canada (and presumably the world) and reaching a collective decision to sell out was extremely difficult. The house was owned in the 1960s by Perry S. Bower, Assistant General Manager and Treasurer of the Great West Life Assurance Company.

Morrison House

Morrison House (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86891, W97.21955
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historical Tours in Manitoba: History and Walking Tour of Tuxedo

Memorable Manitobans: Cyril William Upton Chivers (1879-1969)

Memorable Manitobans: Perry Stafford Bower (1903-2000)

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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