Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 270


Armstrong Farm Site
SE 6-19-24 W
Rossburn area

Armstrong Farm Site

Designation Date:  August 8, 2005
Designation Authority:  R.M. of Rossburn
Present Owner:  privately owned

The Armstrong Farm Site, ca. 1905, is a good Manitoba example of the transfer of architectural traditions of nineteenth-century southern Ontario to the newly opened West. The site, which features a four-square dwelling attractively finished in brick, and a large Southern Ontario-style barn, was established by pioneer James Armstrong, who began working the property in the late 1880s. The sprawling Rossburn-area site, with its substantial dwelling set in a mature shelter belt away from the barn and other outbuildings, was one of three farms developed in the immediate neighbourhood by James and his brothers Walter and William, all from Ontario.

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