Historic Sites of Manitoba: Macdonald House / Dalnavert Museum (61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

Dalnavert Museum in Winnipeg was once the 1895 home of Hugh John Macdonald. Designed by local architect Charles H. Wheeler and later converted into residential apartments, it was restored in the early 1970s by members of the Manitoba Historical Society to the way it looked when first constructed. In 2006, a Visitors’ Centre designed by local architect Wins Bridgman was added to it. Plaques near the entrance were provided by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba. Restoration of the municipally-designated historic building has been recognized by Conservation Awards from Heritage Winnipeg.

Macdonald House

Macdonald House (March 1959)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7451, Album 15, Page 13.

Dalnavert Museum

Dalnavert Museum (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Dalnavert Museum

Interior of Dalnavert Museum (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88587, W97.14218
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hugh John Macdonald (1850-1929)

Macdonald House - Exercise in Restoration by Eileen Pruden
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 18, Number 1, Autumn 1972

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


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 Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 17 May 2020

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