Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 92

McKenzie House
436 Victoria Avenue

McKenzie House
Designation Date: April 22, 1993
Designation Authority: Brandon (City)
Present Owner: Siwel Limited

McKenzie House is a fine example of substantial Queen Anne Revival domestic architecture. Removed from the street at the end of a long driveway through a spacious lawn, the residence set the tone for the development of Victoria Avenue as it became the alternative to Brandon’s downtown residential core. With its simple, graceful plan, variety of well-defined windows, wraparound porch, railed balcony and a second-floor sun porch, the house retains much of its original grandeur and opulence. The site also is valued for its long association with Dr. Albert E. McKenzie, founder of A.E. McKenzie Co. Ltd., which was established in 1897, quickly dominated the seed market in Western Canada and remains one of Brandon’s oldest commercial institutions.