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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meighen House (131 Dufferin Avenue East, Portage la Prairie)

This house in Portage la Prairie is believed to have been built in the late 1890s. From about 1908 to 1915, it was occupied by Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), to date the only Manitoban to serve as Prime Minister of Canada. In 2010, it was commemorated with a plaque in the Memorable Manitobans: The Homes program.

Arthur Meighen House

Arthur Meighen House (May 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Arthur Meighen House

Arthur Meighen House (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97019, W98.28889
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Meighen (1874-1960)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meighen Monument (Island Park, Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

Arthur Meighen: A Biography, The Door of Opportunity (Volume 1) by Roger Graham, Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company (1960).

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 January 2022

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