In 1895, this house was constructed for lawyer Lendrum McMeans. He never occupied the building but instead sold it to J. B. Monk and took up residence at 40 West Gate. The Monk family, who named the building “Beechmount”, retained ownership until 1958. It was leased for several years to the Japanese Consulate, then sold in 1980 and 1985. The building, now a municipally-designated historic site, received a Conservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg in 2006.
Monk House (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N49.87538, W97.15672
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: John Benning Monk (1856-1947)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson
J. B. Monk House “Beechmount” (134 West Gate), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, March 1995.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 May 2019
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