This house in Portage la Prairie is believed to have been built in the late 1890s. From about 1908 to 1915, it was occupied by Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), to date the only Manitoban to serve as Prime Minister of Canada. In 2010, it was commemorated with a plaque in the Memorable Manitobans: The Homes program.
Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Meighen (1874-1960)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meighen Monument (Island Park, Portage la Prairie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba
Arthur Meighen: A Biography, The Door of Opportunity (Volume 1) by Roger Graham, Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company (1960).
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 January 2022
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