Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 119


Dow House
721 Mill Road

Dow House

Designation Date: January 24, 1995
Designation Authority: Boissevain (Town)
Present Owner: privately owned

The stately Dow House, a large and finely detailed red brick dwelling of four-square design, is an exceptional example of substantial prairie architecture. Its broad facade, with a well-conceived verandah and strong roofline, recalls the aspirations of community and business leaders in a period of economic growth. The well-known Boissevain landmark housed the prominent George Dow family for over 80 years, including businessman Edward Dow, also the town’s mayor (1946-68) and a provincial politician.

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