Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 271


White House
510 Fourth Avenue

White House

Designation Date:  August 9, 2005
Designation Authority:  Town of Carberry
Present Owner:  Carberry Plains Museum

The White House, ca. 1900, a large, elaborately decorated structure, is an excellent example of a stately small-town residence from the turn of the twentieth century. Its Queen Anne Revival styling and careful craftsmanship reflect the Ontario heritage of its original occupant, contractor James White, a prominent figure in Carberry’s early development. His company erected several of the town’s noteworthy buildings, including his own sash and door factory next to the house, three nearby churches and a large business block. White’s graceful home, with its generous proportions, expansive verandah, integrated second-floor balcony and expressive wood and brick detailing, all set on a groomed yard, is a key part of the town’s architectural heritage.

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