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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dennistoun House (166 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg)

Designed by local architect J. D. Atchison and built in 1908 as the home for R. M. Dennistoun and his family, the Dennistouns lived here until 1923 when they moved to 216 Cockburn Street in Fort Rouge. It was then occupied by Mrs. Gertrude Stephen, a widow, until 1946. It was purchased in 1949 by restaurant proprietor Myrtle Hall, who lived there until around 1972. Then, it was purchased by the Richardson Company for use as temporary quarters for visiting and relocated company executives. It was converted into five separate suites around 1977. Designated in December 1984 as a municipal historic site, it was de-listed in June 2009 to permit construction of a high-rise condominium on the site. The building was demolished during the summer of 2017.

Dennistoun House

Dennistoun House (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Dennistoun House

Dennistoun House (June 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Dennistoun House under demolition

Dennistoun House under demolition (July 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87985, W97.14908
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Dennistoun House (166 Roslyn Road), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, October 1984.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 February 2021

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