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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Weselake Block (503-505 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick building on Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg was designed by local architect Max Zev Blankstein and built in 1917 for owner Jacob Weselake (father of Lawrence Jacob Weselake). In 1926, a two-storey addition also designed by Blankstein was added to the rear of the building along with other alterations, at a cost of about $6,000. The building contains two commercial spaces on its main floor while the second floor contains five residential apartments.

Weselake Block

Weselake Block (May 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91586, W97.14523
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Weselake Building (417 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg)


“Billiard parlours,” Manitoba Free Press, 2 February 1920, page 17.

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

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

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2023

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