Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wardrop House (Whitemouth, RM of Whitemouth)

A farmhouse in Whitemouth, in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth, was built in 1885 by local businessman Walter Wardrop. When his son David Malcolm Wardrop married Mabel Cousins in 1911, they took over the property and moved into the house. David had the barn built in 1918 and used it for their dairy operation. It was later owned by David and Mabel’s son William Leslie “Les” Wardrop.

The house was gone at the time of a 2021 site visit.

Aerial view of the former Wardrop House

Aerial view of the former Wardrop House (1982)
Source: George Penner

The former Wardrop House

The former Wardrop House (September 1995)
Source: George Penner

The former Wardrop House

The former Wardrop House (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Wardrop House

Site of the former Wardrop House (March 2021)
Source: Alisa Kehler

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.95399, W95.98216
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Walter Wardrop (1854-1942)

Memorable Manitobans: David Malcolm Wardrop (1887-1981)

Memorable Manitobans: William Leslie “Les” Wardrop (1915-2017)


Trails to Rails to Highways: A History of the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979, page 226.

We thank Bob Porth, George Penner, and Alisa Kehler for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2021

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