Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kittson House (165 La Verendrye Street, Winnipeg)

Built in 1878 at the corner of Provencher Boulevard and Rue du College for Alexander Kittson, this two-storey frame house originally had a clapboard exterior with a verandah that extended across the front and wrapped around the sides. From the 1930s into the 1960s, it was occupied by the family of musician Marius Benoist. The house was moved to its present location in 1947. The verandah, which had been removed during a prior renovation, was later rebuilt. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Kittson House

Kittson House (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Kittson House

Kittson House (March 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89461, W97.12474
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Kittson (1853-1883)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Maison Kittson (165 rue La Verendrye), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, August 1982.

We thank Corinne Tellier and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2020

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