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 (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.23212, W99.46781
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites
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: 26 February 2019
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