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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Scallion House and Granary (Scallion, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

These impressive fieldstone buildings, a two-storey residence and squat granary, are located on the southeast quarter of 3-11-26W in what is now the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, near the Scallion siding on the CPR Rocanville Subdivision. The siding was named for bachelor brothers James William Scallion and Thomas B. Scallion (1851-1914), who homesteaded at 11-11-26W and, at the time of the 1911 census, were living at this location. The 32-foot by 40-foot granary was built in 1893.

At the time of a visit in May 2013, the residence had significant structural damage, with its north wall all but gone. The granary appears in good general condition.

Scallion House

Scallion House (mid-1990s)
Source: Mary Anne Clarke

Scallion House

Scallion House (mid-1990s)
Source: Mary Anne Clarke

Scallion House and Granary

Scallion House and Granary (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scallion House

Scallion House (August 2021)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the Scallion House

Interior of the Scallion House (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scallion Granary

Scallion Granary (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Scallion Granary

Scallion Granary (August 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89062, W100.94849
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Scallion (1847-1926)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Death registration [Thomas Brinsley Scallion], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

3-11-26W, Western Land Grants (1870-1930), Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Mary Anne Clarke and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2021

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