Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 110

Marringhurst Heritage House
NW 20-3-12 WPM
Glenora area

Marringhurst Heritage House

Designation Date: March 8, 1994
Designation Authority: Argyle (R.M.)
Present Owner: privately owned

The stately Marringhurst Heritage House, an elaborately appointed, four-square, red brick dwelling, was built by one of the founders of the Marringhurst community, Richard Wilson, who arrived from Ontario in 1879. In addition to establishing a thriving farm, Wilson was an active local politician and a force behind the creation of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association. As was the pattern throughout the Prairies, success meant that the modest first home gave way to the more impressive and permanent second home. Wilson’s highly visible farmhouse, a well-preserved landmark that once served as the social centre of the community, stands today as a testament to his accomplishments.

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