Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques

Seven Oaks House

Seven Oaks House
(Courtesy of the Archives of Manitoba)
Installed 1959
Seven Oaks House Museum
Rupertsland Avenue and Jones Street

This house, completed in 1853, is one of the oldest surviving residences in Manitoba. It was built by John Inkster, 1799-1874, farmer, merchant and free-trader, and was privately occupied until 1954. Its name derives from seven large oak trees which stood nearby, marking the site of the Battle of Seven Oaks fought on June 19, 1816 between the servants of the Hudson's Bay Company, the Selkirk Settlers and representatives of the rival North West Company.