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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaver House (RM of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

This two-storey brick house in the Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain is a municipally designated historic site. Built in 1901 by Ontario-born William Arthur Shaver (1861-1933), who farmed in the vicinity and served on the Hullett School Board from its inception, the building was occupied by the Shaver family for several decades. Extensive restoration began around 1997 and the building, a municipally designated historic site (1992), operated as a Bed and Breakfast from 2008 to 2013. On 8 May 2013, it was destroyed by fire.

Shaver House

Shaver House (1916)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Jessop Collection 148, N3187.

Shaver House

Shaver House (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Shaver House, destroyed in May 2013

The former Shaver House, destroyed in May 2013 (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The Shaver House fire

The Shaver House fire (8 May 2013)
Source: Jay Struth, Killarney Guide.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.22375, W99.62940
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Shaver House, SW 19-3-16 WPM, Killarney area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Pam and Paul Lapierre for their generous hospitality during a visit to the Shaver House in September 2012, and Jay Struth of the Killarney Guide for providing a photograph of the building fire.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2021

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