Historic Sites of Manitoba: German Gospel Church / Immanuel Pentecostal Church / Bergthaler Mennonite Church / St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop / Rossbrook House (658 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg)

The building was built in the early 1950s as the German Gospel Church. It was a Mennonite church in the 1960s and early 1970s, and it hosted a thrift shop affiliated with St. Andrew’s United Church around 1974. In 1976, Sister Geraldine MacNamara used the building to establish Rossbrook House, a drop-in centre for children and young adults.


Rossbrook House (September 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90562, W97.15454
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Geraldine MacNamara (1938-1984)


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

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

Page revised: 25 June 2021

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