Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 376

Jackson House
339 Victoria Avenue

Jackson House

Designation Date: November 29, 2012
Designation Authority:  Brandon (City)
Present Owner:  Privately Owned

Jackson House is a fine example of a substantial Queen Anne style residence, redolent of the optimism of a prosperous middle-class in early-20th century Prairie cities. Built for barrister George. B. Coleman, it is also valued for its connection to Oscar L. Harwood, who lived there from 1920 to 1945. Harwood was a prominent member of the community, serving on the boards of a number of important local institutions and, in 1937, appointed Supervisor for the City of Brandon. Resident from 1945-1974 was Nurse Marjorie Elliot Jackson.  During World War II, she ran the Canadian division of a burn and plastic surgery centre in England, for which she received the Associate Royal Red Cross for war services at Buckingham Palace.  In 1948 she became the Superintendant of Nursing at Brandon General Hospital, retiring in 1974.  The house has good exterior integrity.

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