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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Laurence House (265 Vivian Street, Neepawa)

Built in 1915, this one-storey wood frame house on Vivian Street in Neepawa was the childhood home of author Margaret Laurence. She lived here with her parents until she was nine years of age when she and her mother moved to live with Margaret’s grandfather, John Simpson at Simpson House / Margaret Laurence House.

The house is identified as being historically significant by the Town of Neepawa and the Neepawa Heritage Committee.

Laurence House

Laurence House (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.22471, W99.46646
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Jean Margaret "Peggy" Wemyss Laurence (1926-1987)

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

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner and S. Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2021

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