The Glines House
A point of interest on the Winnipeg's Wealthy Beginnings GPS-guided audio walking tour.
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On your right, you'll see a another example of architecture that stood the test of time. The two story red brick home that says Tremblay on the front is known as the Glines house. It's an expression of the wealth and prestige of this neighbourhood.
This home has special significance, other than it's architecture, too. It was the last estate-like home built on the Hudson’s Bay Reserve. And it’s quite a striking way to say a gentle goodbye to the end of an era. With its turrets and Queen Anne design, it almost looks like a mini castle.
But as much-desired as this area once was, times were changing. Suburbs were developing. Wellington Crescent and River Heights were emerging and becoming more and more interesting to Winnipeg’s wealthy.
In 1916 Mr. Glines sold his home to the J.A and Jeanie Tremblay, and a new chapter began. Their vision for the house saw it become a very elaborate, quite trendy-for-the-time, upscale apartment block.
Being transformed from a single-family home to an apartment building meant that most of the original structure was changed, but that also probably saved it from demolition.
And one of it's old neighbours is standing just down the way.
Winnipeg's Wealthy Beginnings
This POI is featured on the Winnipeg's Wealthy Beginnings Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.
All audio walking tours are self-guided and include fully narrated commentary.
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