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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Simpson House / Margaret Laurence House (312 First Avenue, Neepawa)

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.

Margaret Laurence House

Margaret Laurence House (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.23212, W99.46781
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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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