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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Thomson House (400 South Drive, Winnipeg)

Construction of this two-storey brick and stone house, designed by Winnipeg architect Cyril W. U. Chivers, began in 1914 for lawyer Robert McDonnell Thomson. However, Thomson was killed overseas, during the First World War, and the building was not completed until 1931 when it was purchased by the Ravenscourt School for Boys, now St. John's-Ravenscourt School.

Thomson House

Thomson House (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84250, W97.12294
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Cyril William Upton Chivers (1879-1969)

Memorable Manitobans: Robert McDonnell Thomson (1869-1916)

MHS Centennial Organization: St. John’s Ravenscourt School / St. John’s College School / Ravenscourt School


This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

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