Historic Sites of Manitoba: McMillan House (645 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

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A 2½-storey, bue-faced Tyndall stone building, with light Tyndall stone trim, on Wellington Crescent in Winnipeg, measured 55 feet by 57 feet. It was designed by the local architecture firm of Pratt and Ross and built in 1910 by contractor Harry Hooper at a cost of about $30,000. The steam-heated home featured 13 rooms, five bathrooms, a billiards room, and a double garage.

Its only occupant was grain dealer Daniel Hunter McMillan and his family. McMillan lived here until his death in 1933. The house was offered for sale in 1934 but it appears there were not takers because, in 1937, the building was demolished by the Billinkoff Wrecking Company. Some of its materials were reused, including in the construction of the Armadale Cottage at Dunnottar.

In the late 1940s, the property was absorbed into the adjacent Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children.





Daniel Hunter McMillan (1846-1933)



Photos & Coordinates

McMillan House

McMillan House (1913)
Source: Manitoba Free Press, 22 March 1913, page 9.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87703, W97.16585
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt and Ross

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Armadale Cottage (175 Gimli Road, Whytewold, Dunnottar)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children / Rehabilitation Centre for Children (633 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 2090/1910, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“Building permits,” Manitoba Free Press, 11 July 1910, page 5.

“A group of fine houses in the Crescentwood district,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 March 1913, page 9.

“Sir Daniel McMillan, colorful figure in pioneer west, passes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 April 1933, page 1.

“Beautiful furnishings of McMillan home eagerly sought by lovers of art,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1933, page 2.

“2 homes for sale in exclusive residential district,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1934, page 20.

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

“Wreckers - tenders for demolition,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1937, page 13.

“Billinkoff’s “Winnipeg’s leading building wreckers” to wreck Sir Daniel McMillan’s palatial residence at 645 Wellington Crescent,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1937, page 2.

Crescentwood: A History by Randy R. Rostecki, The Crescentwood Home Owners Association, 1993.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2024

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