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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speirs House (6 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey house on Middle Gate in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by architect Henry Rupert Linnell and constructed by Claydon Brothers between 1912 and 1913 for baker John Tully Speirs. The building was converted into a triplex in 1961.

Occupants/Owners

Period

Occupant/Owner

1913-1925

John Tully “Jock” Speirs (1860-1925)

1925-1928

Susan Marnie Speirs (1863-1928)

1928-1961

James Marnie Speirs (1888-1958)

1961-1975

Frederick William Stuart “Fred” May (1903-1974)
W. D. May

1975-1979

Verna Prins

1979-1990

Leonard and Josephine Berman

1990-?

Timothy Bruce and Audrey Proctor

?-2002

Birgit Oosthuizen

Photos & Coordinates

Speirs House

Speirs House (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87861, W97.15815
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Rupert Linnell (1883-1918)

Manitoba Business: Claydon Brothers Construction Company / Claydon Construction Limited

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speirs House (184 West Gate, Winnipeg)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson

Sources:

Armstrong's Point: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, Winnipeg: Heritage Winnipeg Corporation, 2009.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2022

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