Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shea House (115 Park Boulevard, Winnipeg)

This English-style house in the Tuxedo area of Winnipeg, with its Tudor half-timbering and windows on a central tower, was designed by James William Hawker and built in 1928. The first owner was Francis Dennis “Frank” Shea (1889-1933, son of Patrick Shea), Vice President and General Manager of Shea’s Winnipeg Brewery that was located on the site of the present Great West Life Company offices. The brewery was taken over by Labatts. From 1937 to 1952, the house was owned by John Martin, President of Martin Paper Products Limited. A later owner was Wallace T. Powell, Vice-President of K. A. Powell Limited, grain shippers and exporters. Kenneth A. Powell, President of the company, had a newer house built farther down the street.

Shea House

Shea House (September 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87129, W97.21935
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Hawker (1870-1941)

Memorable Manitobans: John Martin (1872-1952)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: History and Walking Tour of Tuxedo


This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2024

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