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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Speer House (RM of Springfield)

This house in the Rural Municipality of Springfield was built in 1882 for farmer John Speer who, in 1876, provided 44 bushels of wheat for the first shipment of grain to Ontario, marking the beginning of an agricultural economy on the Canadian prairies. The Speer family had arrived from Lindsay, Ontario in 1875. Built from locally milled lumber, the house’s interior contains fine period woodwork. The building is a municipally designated historic site.

Speer House (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94759, -96.89981
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Speer House, SW 30-11-15E, Oakbank area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2012

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