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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brown House (714 Lorne Avenue, Brandon)

This two-storey residence on Lorne Avenue in Brandon was built in 1899, possibly for hardware merchant John Brown. He lived here until around 1908 when he moved to Toronto. Subsequent occupants have included wholesale grocer Frank W. Smith of the firm Smith and Burton (c1908 to c1918), W. H. Davidson (c1918 to 1925), and pharmacist Patrick Angus Kennedy (1925 to 1950).

Brown House

Brown House (March 2021)
Source: George Penner

Brown House

Brown House (August 2023)
Source: Eva Janssen

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84521, W99.94790
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Patrick Angus Kennedy (1880-1962)


1901, 1906, and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

“Galbraith - Boyd,” Brandon Sun, 7 July 1904, page 18.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

714 Lorne Avenue, Heritage Brandon.

We thank Eva Janssen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2023

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