Historic HousesPhoto of 213 Dorchester Avenue. The photo shows the two level home with a large front porch that doubles as a sunroom. The second floor has depicts two windows on the two visible sides of the hosue.

213 Dorchester Avenue

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

A variety of early house designs can be seen in one block on this street. Compare the large square plan house at 213 with the fine examples of bungalows at 210, 211, 212 and the smaller houses on the north side.

213 Dorchester was constructed in 1915 for a successful local butcher Runolfur Benson. This Georgian Revival-style house was most likely professionally designed. It is constructed of a wood frame with wooden siding and the interior still boasts extraordinary fine woodwork. The house was Benson-owned until 1960.

Benson House Collection


A Walkers Guide to The Historic Buildings of Selkirk, 1996