Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 22

McConnell House
577 Stephen Street,

McConnell House
Designation Date: March 14, 1989
Designation Authority: Morden (Town)
Present Owner: privately owned

The McConnell House, a Queen Anne Revival-style fieldstone structure, exemplifies the substantial house-building tradition that characterized much of south-central Manitoba at the turn of the twentieth century. Largely constructed of split, roughly squared granite boulders, the house, with its complex floor plan, rounded forms and numerous openings, is a good illustration of this primary construction material and difficult masonry technique. The ambitious dwelling, built for Dr. B.J. McConnell, the first medical practitioner and a prominent businessman in Morden, is a landmark in the community.