Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 247


Rodmond Roblin House
NE 24-6-4W, Carman area

Rodmond Roblin House

Designation Date: May 26, 2003
Designation Authority: R.M. of Dufferin
Present Owner: privately owned

The Rodmond Roblin House has significant connections to Sir Rodmond Palen Roblin, Manitoba’s premier from 1900 to 1915 and one of the most prominent figures in matters of agriculture and transportation during the province’s formative period. The land that the house is located on was acquired by Roblin in 1877 during his early years in the Carman district as a farmer, grain buyer and merchant, and later became the site of the family home and farmstead. The 1912 dwelling, which replaced an 1889 log house, was built in part by members of the family and is an important example of a building type popular between 1900 and 1930. Edwardian in style, the 2½-storey structure illustrates the level of sophistication reached in the development of larger houses in rural southern Manitoba by the 1910s.

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