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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hales House (1312 Tenth Street, Brandon)

The Hales House is significant as the long-time residence of Benjamin Jones Hales, the first Principal of Brandon Normal School (located a short block away) and a noted naturalist, author and founder of the B. J. Hales Museum, a significant collection of mounted birds and mammals.

The attractive Arts and Crafts-style home is a fine representation of genteel early twentieth-century domesticity, highlighted by the fanciful double-eyebrow shape of its front roofline, ample windows, porches and exterior finishes of red brick and light stucco, and a bright, comfortable interior graced with fine oak woodwork. The whole is well placed on spacious landscaped grounds that retain elements designed by Hales, including various plantings, fish pond, and stone wall.

It is a municipally-designated heritage building (2007).

Hales House

Hales House (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.82982, W99.95174
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin Jones Hales (1868-1945)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


B. J. Hales House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

City of Brandon By-law No. 6850, 5 February 2007.

This page was prepared by Tim Worth and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2022

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