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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Benson House (213 Dorchester Avenue, Selkirk)

This two-storey Georgian Revival residence on Dorchester Avenue in Selkirk was constructed in 1915 for local butcher Runolfur Benson. The building was constructed of a wood frame with wooden siding and the interior still boasts extraordinary fine wood work. It remained in the Benson family until 1960.

Benson House

Benson House (June 2020)
Source: Oksana Preachuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13636, W96.88101
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historical Tour: Selkirk, Manitoba by Wendy G. Smulan
Manitoba History, Number 34, Autumn 1997

Sources:

We thank Oksana Preachuk and Jaydi Overwater (City of Selkirk, Culture Recreation & Green Transportation Department) for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 August 2020

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