This wood frame residence was constructed between 1872 and 1874 for Frederick William Colcleugh, one of Selkirk’s pioneer residents and one of its most prominent civic-minded citizens. Colcleugh, a pharmacist, enjoyed many distinctions, including being the first Fire Chief and an early mayor of Selkirk. He also served several terms as a member of the Manitoba Legislature.
One of Selkirk’s oldest surviving buildings, the former Colcleugh House is an example of the kind of houses favoured during the 1870s and 1880s. It is supported by a fieldstone foundation and exterior features include pediment window surrounds, a bay window, and the original exterior doors. The interior has been carefully restored and retains its woodwork and staircase.
Colcleugh House (June 2017)
Source: George Penner
Colcleugh House (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina
Colcleugh House (June 2020)
Source: Oksana Preachuk
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13750, W96.87490
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William Colcleugh (1845-1907)
Historical Tour: Selkirk, Manitoba by Wendy G. Smulan
Manitoba History, Number 34, Autumn 1997
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
Colcleugh House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch
We thank Oksana Preachuk and Jaydi Overwater (City of Selkirk, Culture Recreation & Green Transportation Department) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Tim Worth, George Penner, Gordon Goldsborough, and Rose Kuzina.
Page revised: 27 August 2020
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