The first owner of this stately house in the Crescentwood area of Winnipeg was Robert R. Scott who earned his fortune in the fruit business and also was President of the Sovereign Life Assurance Company. Designed by local architect J. N. Semmens, the 2½-storey structure was constructed in 1914 by the J. McDiarmid Company for $20,000. After Scott died in 1924, his widow continued living there until 1930. Subsequent occupants have included George R. Ryan (?-?), Dr. George W. McIntosh (?-?), Robert A. Jacques (1959-1966), and James E. Coyne (1966-?). In 1995, the building received a Preservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg. It is a municipally-designated historic site.
Memorable Manitobans: Robert Ross Scott (1857-1924)
Memorable Manitobans: John Nelson Semmens (1879-1960)
Memorable Manitobans: George Russell Ryan (1883-1955)
Memorable Manitobans: Robert Aurel “Bob” Jacques (1914-2004)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott Fruit Company Warehouse (319 Elgin Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Historical Tour: Crescentwood, Winnipeg’s Best Residential District by Rosemary Malaher
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992
Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Crescentwood (Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott House (205 Eaton, Selkirk)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott House (Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott House (29 Ruskin Row, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scott House (266 River Road, RM of St. Andrews)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Scott Nursing Mission (99 George Street, Winnipeg)
Robert R. Scott House (29 Ruskin Row), Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, May 1991.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
We thank Robert Jacques and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 January 2020
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