Max Blankstein Architect Book Launch
29 November 2022 at 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Bookstore Atrium,
Grant Park Shopping Centre,
1120 Grant Avenue
Max Blankstein Architect Book Launch with author Murray Peterson
Mcnally Robinson Bookstore, Atrium, accessible venue
The event will also be live streamed on the bookstore Youtube channel.
Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931) was an important architect in Winnipeg's early history. The first Jewish architect registered in Canada, he left a legacy of theatres, apartment blocks, houses and other buildings across the Prairies.
Published by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, this illustrated book features a selection of the over 200 buildings designed by Blankstein, including the Uptown, Palace and Roxy theatres, Film Exchange, Talmud Torah school and the Merchant’s Hotel.
Author Murray Peterson has spent over 30 years researching and writing about Canadian history, its people, buildings and important events. From Indigenous research to family genealogy to published institutional histories and interpretive displays, Murray has successfully completed a wide range of projects for government departments, companies, groups and individuals. He can also be found in the classroom sharing his knowledge with students of all ages or with his 5 grandsons.