Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building / The White House (234 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey building along Portage Avenue was constructed in 1909 for the financial services firm of Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner. Designed by local architect John Danley Atchison and built for about $41,000 by the Carter-Halls-Aldinger Company and Davidson Brothers, the firm occupied the building through to 1963-1964 when a replacement was constructed on Donald Street. The building is now a municipally-designated historic site.

Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building

Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building (July 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building

Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building (December 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89466, W97.14012
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner

Memorable Manitobans: John Henry Oldfield (1857-1924)

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Thomas Kirby (1858-1936)

Memorable Manitobans: William Hicks Gardner (1875-1951)

Memorable Manitobans: John Danley Atchison (1870-1959)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carlton Building (354 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


234 Portage Avenue, Former Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner Building, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, June 2004.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2023

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