Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hawthorne Lodge (729 River Road, RM of St. Andrews)

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This historic house in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews sits near the present-day site of Lockport, at the place known as the Rapids.

The land for Hawthorne Lodge was originally granted to George Taylor Jr., surveyor of the Red River Settlement, from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1839. It was undeveloped until 1858, when John Edward Harriott purchased the property and built the first house. The property has changed hands several times in its history, housing numerous notable Manitobans.

In 1918, the original house was destroyed by fire. The owner at the time, Dunbar Hibbard Hudson, founder of the Hudson Bay Paper Company, subsequently built the house that is still present on the site, spelled on an entrance sign as Hawthorn Lodge.





George Taylor (1800-1844)


John Flett (1784-1865)


John Edward Harriott (1797-1866)


John Black (1817-1879)


Alfred Boyd (1836-1908)


David Young (1847-1931)


Roderick Ross Sutherland (1862-1945)


Robert Jacob (1879-1944)


Dunbar Hibbard Hudson


James Osborne McLenaghen (1891-1950)


George Percy Raymond “Pete” Tallin (1894-1970)

Photos & Coordinates

Stone gates and sign for Hawthorne Lodge

Stone gates and sign for Hawthorne Lodge (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Hawthorne Lodge

Hawthorne Lodge (May 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.09823, W96.94129
denoted by symbol on the map above

See Also:

Lillian Gibbons, “Hawthorne Lodge (Little Britain),” Early Red River Homes, MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1945-46 season


Edwin Pridham, “The Title to Land in Manitoba,” MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1956-57 Season

This page was prepared by S. Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 17 June 2021

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