Built in 1915, this one-storey wood frame house on Vivian Street in Neepawa was the childhood home of author Margaret Laurence. She lived here with her parents until she was nine years of age when she and her mother moved to live with Margaret’s grandfather, John Simpson at Simpson House / Margaret Laurence House.
The house is identified as being historically significant by the Town of Neepawa and the Neepawa Heritage Committee.
Memorable Manitobans: Jean Margaret "Peggy" Wemyss Laurence (1926-1987)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Simpson House / Margaret Laurence House (312 First Avenue, Neepawa)
This page was prepared by George Penner and S. Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 June 2021
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