Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 209


Balfour House
SE 5-14-1W,
Warren area

Balfour House

Designation Date: March 13, 2001
Designation Authority: R.M. of Woodlands
Present Owner: Privately Owned

The second generation of Manitoba pioneers typically looked to larger, grander houses to replace the tidy but small wood frame buildings of their parents. These new houses often shared a similar massing—two storeys with a shallow roof—and were often of wood construction. Several, however, were built with brick and some with stone. The former Balfour House is an excellent example of such a building carried out in stone. Built in 1900 by mason Mr. Willoughby for his daughter Susan and her husband James Balfour, the house is a study in the craft, with granite stones carefully laid for effect.

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