Historic Sites of Manitoba: Taylor House (102 First Street SW, Portage la Prairie)

This impressive two-storey brick house was built in 1913 at 102 First Street Southwest in Portage la Prairie for one of Portage la Prairie’s most influential early citizens, Fawcett Gowler Taylor, a crown prosecutor, alderman and mayor, leader of Manitoba’s Conservative Party (1922-1933) and a superior court judge. Designed by Winnipeg architect Hugh Gordon Holman, many of the original interior finishes and details from the Taylor family’s occupation are still apparent. The building is a municipally designated historic site as of 2004.

Taylor House

Taylor House (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Taylor House

Taylor House (January 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97017, W98.29276
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Gordon Holman (1881-1955)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Taylor House, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2022

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