Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seven Oaks House Museum (115 Rupertsland Boulevard, Winnipeg)
The construction of Seven Oaks House was commenced in 1851. The oak logs used for construction were hewn seven inches square and set one on the other, with the butt joints secured with wooden pegs. Construction was halted in 1852 by the devastating floodwaters of the Red River, which covered the property to a depth of four feet. On completion in 1853, an impressive two storey, nine room house bordered the bank of the Red River.
The house was lived in by the Inkster family until 1912 when it was turned over to the City of Winnipeg. The house did not open as a museum until 1958. Today its furnishings, some of them original, depict the lifestyle of the Inkster family.
A plaque east of the museum was erected in 1959 by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba. The building is a municipally-designated historic site.
Seven Oaks House Museum (no date)
Source: Tim Worth
Unveiling historic marker at Seven Oaks House (1959)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Historic Sites - John Inkster House 2.
Seven Oaks House Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg
Site Location (lat/long): N49.93011, W97.11674
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Inkster House / Bleak House (1637 Main Street, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red River Frame Buildings
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Memorable Manitobans: John Inkster (1799-1874)
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 Tim Worth and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 October 2014
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