Built in 1894 for merchant John Simpson, this two-storey brick house in Neepawa was home to internationally-acclaimed author Margaret Laurence from 1935 to 1944. A provincially-designated historic site as of 1987, the house is now operated as a museum dedicated to Laurence’s literary career. A commemorative plaque was placed on the grounds in 1988 by the Manitoba Heritage Council.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance
Memorable Manitobans: Jean Margaret "Peggy" Wemyss Laurence (1926-1987)
Memorable Manitobans: John “Jack” Simpson (1856-1953)
Margaret Laurence House, 312 First Avenue, Neepawa, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 August 2019
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