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Historic Sites of Manitoba: McGregor House / Gwenmar (Municipality of Riverdale)

This large house in the Municipality of Riverdale was built in the late 19th century for pioneering rancher James Duncan McGregor. He named it Gwenmar and members of his family lived here into the early 1970s. Among the buildings at the site, in addition to the house, was a two-storey icehouse, farm labourers’ residence, maids’ residence, livestock barn, and grain elevator.

In 1992, it became a municipally-designated historic site. Converted to a rehabilitation facility, the house was demolished sometime between 2016 and 2018, and most of the other original buildings are now gone.

McGregor House / Gwenmar

McGregor House / Gwenmar (no date)
Source: Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89702, W100.11135
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Duncan McGregor (1860-1935)

Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Charles “Ed” Harte (1888-1974)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


McGregor House, NW 2-11-20 WPM, Kemnay area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Keith Smith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2021

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