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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speechly House (232 Home Street, Winnipeg)

This impressive Georgian-style house on Home Street in Winnipeg, constructed in 1909, was the long-time residence of Harry Martindale Speechly and his wife Mary Barrett Speechly. The wide interior halls have wainscoting embossed in a poppy pattern, and the oak moulding over the doors is carved in egg and dart motif. The large bright dining room on the north west corner has a bay window. On the second floor there are three large family bedrooms and separate a servants’ quarters, two bedrooms and a bath, with a stairway directly to the kitchen.

The house was later owned by the Grain of Wheat Church Community and used as a Christian house of prayer. Members live in community with each other in families in the same neighbourhood.

Speechly House

Speechly House (May 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88363, W97.16866
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Henry Martindale Speechly (1866-1951)

Memorable Manitobans: Mary Barrett Speechly (1873-1968)

Historical Tours in Manitoba: An Historical Walking Tour of Wolseley (Winnipeg)


This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 March 2022

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