This grand brick home, one of the oldest structures in Brandon, was designed by Winnipeg architect Edward McCoskrie and built in 1882 for Thomas Mayne Daly. When Daly moved to British Columbia in 1896, he sold it to his law partner, George R. Coldwell. The house later served as a children’s shelter then, in 1976, it was taken over by a non-profit organization which renovated and reopened it two years later as a museum. On the grounds of the museum is a plaque commemorating Daly, erected by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba.
Cool Things in the Collection: Gowen’s Brandon, Then & Now by Christy M. Henry and Eileen Trott
Manitoba History, Number 77, Winter 2015
Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Mayne Daly (1852-1911)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: LaPlont Block (924 Rosser Avenue, Brandon)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon General Museum and Archives (19 Ninth Street, Brandon)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Daly House Museum
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.
We thank Eileen Trott for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page updated: 15 November 2019
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