Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 253


Johnston Estate
547 – 13th Street, Brandon

Johnston Estate

Designation Date: October 6, 2003
Designation Authority: City of Brandon
Present Owner: privately owned

The Johnston Estate, the oldest known inhabited house in Brandon, is a good representative of pioneer urban dwellings in southern Manitoba that have retained their historical visage while being expanded over time. Though composite in design, the dwelling presents an integrated and engaging face to its neighbourhood, one that features a complex roofline, variety of windows, wall dormers and decorative brickwork, including Italianate detailing. Further distinguishing the site is the front fence of matching weathered brick. Originally developed by James Arthur Johnston, the site recalls his role as an early settler who significantly influenced Brandon’s initial economy and politics.

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