This stately residence was designed by Winnipeg architect George Northwood and built in 1913, in the Armstrongs Point area of Winnipeg, for the 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.
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.
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.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 August 2019
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