Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kerr House (351 Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg)

The two-storey Kerr House, now situated at 351 Assiniboine Avenue, was built in 1887 for educator Francis Ferguson Kerr, at the northeast corner of Qu’Appelle Avenue and Balmoral Street, opposite the Manitoba College grounds. Its architect and builder are unknown. Kerr occupied the house until 1891 then rented it to various people. He left Winnipeg in 1893 but retained ownership until 1896 when he sold it to salesman Robert Farquhar, who resided there until around 1899.

In December 1988, the building, a municipally-designated historic site, was moved to its present location and renovated as office space by GW Architecture. The restoration was recognized with a Conservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg.

Kerr House

Kerr House (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Kerr House

Kerr House (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88500, W97.13910
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Francis Ferguson Kerr (c1861-1938)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Manitoba Business: GW Architecture


Kerr House (351 Assiniboine Avenue, formerly 453 Qu’Appelle Avenue), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, November 1987.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2023

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