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

In 1871, Kenneth McKenzie arrived in the Minnedosa area from Gloucester, Ontario. His wife and two children joined him in 1879 and for several years they lived in a small log house. That building was replaced by this house, built for the McKenzies in 1891-1892 by stone mason T. D. Taylor of Minnedosa, using fieldstone that had been collected as they cleared their land. Mackenzie was active in local politics, serving as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan (now part of the Rural Municipality of Oakview) from its formation in 1887 until 1900. The building is a municipally designated historic site (1990).

McKenzie House

McKenzie House (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

McKenzie House

McKenzie House (September 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.12471, W99.94051
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


McKenzie House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2022

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