Historic HousesThe photo shows the front of Colcleugh House located at 102 Pacific Avenue. The picture sows the front of the house, a two story building wiith two windows on the top floor and one on the bottom beside the front door.

102 Pacific Ave

Please do not enter any of the residential Heritage Houses — people still live there!

Built between 1872 and 1874 for Frederick W. Colcleugh who would become Selkirk’s second mayor (he was also cousin to James Colcleugh who was the first mayor of Selkirk).

Frederick W. Colcleugh lived here with his wife Emma Shaw Colcleugh. Emma Colcleugh was born on September 3, 1846, in Thompson, Connecticut. She wrote travel articles and eventually, Emma found herself in Manitoba, where she lectured about her travels. There, she met Frederick William Colcleugh, a former member of the Manitoba Provincial Parliament and Mayor of Selkirk (1886-1888). They married in 1893.

Black and white portraits of the Colcleugh house
Colcleugh House, Late 1800s, Shirley Muir

This is an excellent example of a side hall house, typical of that period. It is supported by a fieldstone foundation and exterior features such as ornamental details, including pediment window, surrounds, a bay window, and the original exterior doors. The interior has been carefully restored and retains its woodwork and staircase. Colcleugh House is one of Selkirk’s oldest surviving buildings.

Colcleugh House Collection


A Walkers Guide to The Historic Buildings of Selkirk, 1996