Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 87

Klippenstein House
14 Centre Avenue East,

Klippenstein House
Designation Date: November 24, 1992
Designation Authority: The Town of Altona
Present Owner: privately owned

The picturesque Klippenstein House, built for Altona pioneers Bernhard and Agatha Klippenstein, is a fine example of a large four-square dwelling in an urban setting. Its roomy, practical plan, based on a popular prairie style at the time, is characterized by an overall boxy form with symmetrical proportions, enhanced in this case by a distinctive flared roof and bay windows. The attractive, well-maintained dwelling, which has continued in family hands, retains many of its original features and also is noted for its fine interior and large site. Situated in the town’s residential core, it is a prominent local presence that recalls the contributions made to the community by its original occupants.