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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lea House (Municipality of Pembina)

This house in what is now the Municipality of Pembina was built for local farmer Richard Nathaniel Lea. Designed by the Hooper brothers and built by contractor George Ullyot, it became a municipally-designated historic site in 1998. It was destroyed by fire in April 2015.

Lea House

Lea House (no date)
Source: Felix Kuehn

Lea House

Lea House (July 2006)
Source: Ken Storie

Interior of the Lea House

Interior of the Lea House (no date)
Source: Felix Kuehn

Remains of the Lea House showing the fireplace seen in the preceding photo

Remains of the Lea House showing the fireplace seen in the preceding photo (April 2015)
Source: Felix Kuehn

Remains of the Lea House

Remains of the Lea House (April 2015)
Source: Felix Kuehn

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.13237, W98.59054
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Mary Lea (1844-1927)

Memorable Manitobans: Richard Nathaniel Lea (1845-1917)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Lea House (Fairbrook Farm), NE 15-2-9 W, Snowflake area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Fire destroys 135-year-old house near Manitou,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 2015.

We thank Ken Cudmore and Felix Kuehn for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Ken Storie.

Page revised: 7 March 2020

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