Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ferguson House / McKenzie House (436 Victoria Avenue, Brandon)

This two-storey brick residence on Victoria Avenue in Brandon, a municipally designated historic building (1993), was constructed around 1901 for wine and spirits merchant William Ferguson but was occupied from about 1920 by Albert Edward McKenzie, founder and owner of the A. E. McKenzie Seed Company Limited. Established in 1897, it became Western Canada’s largest seed company.

McKenzie House

McKenzie House (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

McKenzie House

McKenzie House (August 2023)
Source: Eva Janssen

McKenzie House

McKenzie House (August 2023)
Source: Eva Janssen

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84193, W99.94425
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: A. E. McKenzie Building (30 Ninth Street, Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McKenzie House (RM of Oakview)

Memorable Manitobans: William Ferguson (1853-1928)

Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward McKenzie (1870-1964)


Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

McKenzie House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Ralph Evans and Eva Janssen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2023

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