Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitehead House (76 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg)
This two-storey frame building in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg was built in 1908 for banker Edward Ross Whitehead who lived here until his death. In 1944, the house was purchased by the Republic of China as a residence for its Consul General, Tao Wong Weng. After the Communist takeover of the Chinese government in 1949, Weng returned to Taiwan and the building continued to be owned by Winnipeg’s Chinese community until 1956.
Photos & Coordinates
Crescentwood: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, The Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada by Alison Marshall, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014, Chapter 9, Footnote 10.
We thank Alison Marshall for providing additional information used here.
Page revised: 26 February 2022