Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Star Service Station (412 Nairn Avenue, Winnipeg)

This one-storey brick and stucco building at the southeast corner of Nairn Avenue and Desalaberry Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 24 feet by 36 feet, was designed by local architect Hugh Rotherham Eade and built in 1935 by contractor James T. McIntosh as an automotive service station for the North Star Oil Company at a cost of about $3,500.

The building originally had a single service bay and two gasoline pumps. At the time of a 2023 site visit, it was in use as a used car dealership.

A former North Star Service Station

A former North Star Service Station (September 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90513, W97.10760
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Rotherham Eade (1882-1976)

Manitoba Business: North Star Oil Company / Shell Oil Canada


“Building notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 April 1935, page 30.

“Building notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1935, page 21.

“Building notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 July 1935, page 2.

“Better showing made in permits for city building,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 August 1935, page 20.

“Building notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 August 1935, page 24.

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

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 17 December 2023

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