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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Swan River Concrete House (500 Duncan Crescent, Swan River)

This striking house in the Town of Swan River is notable for the building material from which it is made. From a distance, it looks like stone, or bricks, but closer inspection reveals it is made from locally-cast concrete blocks. This building material was used at various places around Manitoba for only a few years in the early 20th century. The house appears to have undergone relatively little exterior renovation, other than the removal of a porch/balcony over its front entrance. The year of its construction, builder, and original occupant are, as yet, unknown.

Swan River Concrete House

Swan River Concrete House (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N52.10932, W101.27247
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

Sources:

Information for this page was collected by Tim Worth and Alan Mason, and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2012

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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