Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stevens Block (408 Boyd Avenue / 301-303 Salter Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey red brick building at the southeast corner of Salter Street and Boyd Avenue in Winnipeg, measuring 32 feet by 60 feet, was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1914 for grocer Theodor Stevens at a cost of about $7,000. Its main level hosted Stevens’ grocery store and butcher shop while the second floor contained a single residential apartment. At the time of a 2022 site visit, the building was used fully as a private residence.

Stevens Block

Stevens Block (June 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91991, W97.13714
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stevens Building (396 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

City of Winnipeg Building Permit 1052/1914, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Apartment blocks in full swing,” Manitoba Free Press, 4 May 1914, page 5.

“Butcher’s evidence,” Manitoba Free Press, 19 February 1915, page 22.

Winnipeg fire insurance map, #315 December 1917, Library and Archives Canada.

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

Property Assessment Details [301-303 Salter Street], Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation.

Max Blankstein: Architect by Murray Peterson, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2023

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