Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 20

Christie House
404-13th Street,

Christie House
Designation Date: January 16, 1989
Designation Authority: Brandon (City)
Present Owner: Brandon Regional Health Authority

Christie House is one of Brandon's most impressive historic dwellings – substantial, but not overbearing; refined in its Queen Anne Revival detailing, not extravagant or ostentatious. Designed by W.A. Elliott, architect of many of Brandon's stately early residences, the house features a wraparound verandah with paired columns, complex roofline, rose-coloured brick and fine interior materials and finishes, all of which set it apart from neighbouring contemporaries. The dwelling also is valued for its association with the original occupant, Ernest Lisle Christie, founder of a Brandon-based stationery and school supply company that still bears his name. For several generations the Christie’s School Supply Catalogue was close at hand in school offices and staff rooms throughout Manitoba and beyond. Members of the Christie family continued to occupy the home until 1966.