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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitehead House (76 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg)

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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.





Edward Ross Whitehead (1867-1930)


Moray MacDougall Sinclair (1900-1964)


Tao Wong Weng


Chinese community of Winnipeg




Dorothy Holtby
Phyllis Margaret Holtby (1906-1993)




Richard E. Bracken




George D. Christie

Photos & Coordinates

Whitehead House

Whitehead House (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87162, W97.16246
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edward Ross Whitehead (1867-1930)

Historical Tour: Crescentwood, Winnipeg’s Best Residential District by Rosemary Malaher
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Crescentwood (Winnipeg)


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 26 February 2022

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