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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Barber House (99 Euclid Avenue, Winnipeg)

This is one of Winnipeg’s earliest buildings, constructed in 1862 by E. L. Barber using the Red River frame technique, and continuously occupied for over one hundred years. In 1870, John Schultz fled to this house after escaping Louis Riel’s forces at Upper Fort Garry. Barber, Schultz’s real estate partner, smuggled him out of the colony. The house was vacant for many years and was damaged by arsonists in June 2010. After restoration and renovation, it reopened as a community facility in August 2011. A commemorative plaque has been installed at the site by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba. In 2004, the building was recognized with a Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

Barber House after arson fire

Barber House after arson fire (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Barber House after restoration

Barber House after restoration (Spring 2011)

Barber House after restoration

Barber House (October 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90699, W97.12787
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Lorenzo Barber (1834-1909)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red River Frame Buildings

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Barber House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 December 2021

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