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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Armstrong Farm (Municipality of Rossburn)

The Armstrong Farm, a municipally-designated historic site in the Municipality of Rossburn, was established around 1905 by James Armstrong, an immigrant from Ontario, while his brothers Walter and William built farms nearby. The impressive two-storey, red brick residence, designed by architect A. F. Nesbitt, sat vacant for several years but since 2004 has been faithfully restored to its original external appearance by its present owners. As of 2013, a wooden barn with corrugated metal roof is being repaired.

Armstrong Farm

Brick residence building at the Armstrong Farm, with the barn in the background (circa 1912)
Source: Bernadine and Brian Brown

Armstrong Farm

Brick residence building at the Armstrong Farm prior to its restoration (April 2005)
Source: Bernadine and Brian Brown

Armstrong Farm

Brick residence building at the Armstrong Farm (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Armstrong Farm

Wooden barn building at the Armstrong Farm (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Armstrong Farm

View of the damaged roof of the wooden barn building at the Armstrong Farm (June 2002)
Source: Bernadine and Brian Brown

Armstrong Farm

Refurbished barn on the Armstrong Farm (December 2015)
Source: Bernadine and Brian Brown

Site Location (lat/long): N50.60080, W100.79081
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Armstrong Barn (RM of Yellowhead)

Sources:

Armstrong Farm Site, SE 6-19-24 W, Rossburn area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Bernadine and Brian Brown for their gracious hospitality during our visit to the site, and for providing information about it.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 January 2016

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