Historic Sites of Manitoba: Spera House (2 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)

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This two-storey wood frame residence in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by local architect William B. Lait and built at 61 Furby Street in 1904 for Archibald E. Spera. In late 1928, it was sold to D. C. Valentine and the following year was moved by W. A. Irish and Company onto a new foundation at this site.





Archibald Edgar Spera (1849-1919)




David Carson Valentine


Nicholas Wlad


Rupertsland Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada


Robert George “Bob” Wilson


Kelly Van Camp & Darlene Irwin

Photos & Coordinates

Spera House

Spera House (April 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87874, W97.15853
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Barnes Lait (1855-1928)

Memorable Manitobans: Archibald Edgar Spera (1849-1919)

Manitoba Business: Saul and Irish Construction Company / W. A. Irish and Company

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


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

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

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2024

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