Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 164


Sexsmith House
18 Kings Park Road,

Sexsmith House

Designation Date: May 14, 1998
Designation Authority: The Town of Carman
Present Owner: Town of Carman

Because surviving examples of pioneer buildings from the 1870s are rare in Manitoba, this little log house is special, a reminder of the difficult early years endured by our ancestors. The building is typical of the type, a simple form with a gable roof. The house was built by George Sexsmith, whose first sojourn to Manitoba in 1870 as part of the Wolseley Expedition was cut short by a broken leg. Undaunted, he returned in 1872, homesteaded, and married Flora Field. Mr. Sexsmith was a notable early politician as well, serving as councillor and reeve.

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