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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Falls House (36 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg)

In 1907, businessman John Clare Falls built this solid brick house at the southwest corner of Roslyn Road and Bryce Street in Winnipeg, based on a design by architects Lindsay Alexander Wardell and David William Fair Nichols. After Falls died in 1924, his family rented the building to various occupants before converting it to a boarding house in the late 1930s. In 1943, it was sold to widow Mary J. Blois. In the early 1950s, Marie E. Martin operated the St. Michael’s Nursing Home in it into the 1970s. Most recently, the structure has been used for various businesses. It is a municipally-designated historic site as of 1994.

Falls House

Falls House (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Falls House

Falls House (February 2022)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88083, W97.14391
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Lindsay Alexander Wardell (1879-1962)

Memorable Manitobans: David William Fair Nichols (1881-1951)

Memorable Manitobans: John Clare Falls (1854-1924)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


J. C. Falls House (36 Roslyn Road), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, January 1994.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 February 2022

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