Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Joyce House (542 Broadway Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

The Joyce House, one of Boissevain’s finest stone houses, was commissioned in 1903 by Thomas Joyce and built by James McLachlan. It is a now-rare and intact example of the once-popular Second Empire style, defined by its mansard roof and dormer windows. The stone allegedly came from a single giant boulder. It was reported that McLachlan found the rock about two kilometres from town, and spent many weeks blasting, drilling, cutting and finishing the stone, and then hauling 29 wagon-loads of material to the building site.

Joyce House

Joyce House (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Joyce House

Joyce House (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Joyce House

Joyce House (August 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.22933, W100.05388
denoted by symbol on the map above


Boissevain Special Places, Heritage Manitoba.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2019

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.