Historic Sites of Manitoba: Houston House (38 Fifth Avenue NW, Dauphin)

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This two-storey wood frame house on Fifth Avenue North West in Dauphin was designed by local architect Herbert John Payton. It was built in 1919 for lumber company manager William John Houston who selected construction materials and supervised their installation. The home contains red fir panels, baseboards, and trim that are meticulously matched. It has maple hardwood floors that have consistent colouring throughout the first and second floor, with the original Asian-themed Art Deco wallpaper on the main floor.





William John Houston (1876-1956)


Margaret Isabel Houston (1907-2001)


Arthur family


Rudy and Mary Mula

Photos & Coordinates

Houston House

Houston House (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.15371, W100.04785
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Herbert John Payton (1879-1934)


Dauphin: A Historical Walking Tour, City of Dauphin.

We thank Therese Shamray for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2023

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