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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ralph Connor House (54 West Gate, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick and stone residence in the Armstrong’s Point area of Winnipeg was designed by local architect George W. Northwood and built in 1913 for Reverend Charles W. Gordon, who also wrote novels under the pseudonym Ralph Connor. Since 1945, the house and grounds have been maintained by the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg. Today it is owned and operated as a public meeting place by the Friends of Ralph Connor House.

Affixed to the house are commemorative plaques provided by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Heritage Canada. On 13 October 2011, Ralph Connor House was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. It is also a municipally and provincially designated historic site.

Ralph Connor House, east side

Ralph Connor House, east side (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Ralph Connor House, south side

Ralph Connor House, south side (March 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Ralph Connor House, west side

Ralph Connor House, west side (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Garage at Ralph Connor House

Garage at Ralph Connor House (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Garage at Ralph Connor House

Garage at Ralph Connor House (December 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87734, W97.15896
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George William Northwood (1876-1959)

Memorable Manitobans: Charles William Gordon [Ralph Connor] (1860-1937)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Commemorating Ralph Connor House
Manitoba History, Number 69, Summer 2012

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historical Tours in Manitoba: A Walking Tour of Armstrong’s Point by Patricia Thomson


Ralph Connor House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

University Women's Club / Ralph Connor House (54 West Gate), City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, November 1982.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2022

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