In 1882, James Colcleugh was the man of the hour. After the Town of Selkirk became a recognized town under the provincial Municipal Act, he served as Selkirk’s first mayor. Originally, Colcleugh was a contractor working on a telegraph line between Rat Portage and Manitoba. Eventually, he reached a spot where the rail line would…
During the Second World War, men and women from across the globe enlisted in the military together to fight for their countries. At the time, it was common to see friends and family members from the same neighbourhood enlist together. A group of enlistees from Selkirk, Manitoba were a little bit different. Dubbed ‘The Dufferin…
A variety of early house designs can be seen in one block on this street.
233 Eveline Street Built prior to 1894 for F. E. Holloway who was a local businessman, this 1 1⁄2 storey home is topped by a hipped roof with dormers. The original chimney is on the south side of the building. In 1920, the assessor noted a barn and a henhouse were also present. Holloway House…
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).
Built in 1892 for businessman William Fryer, this house is largely unaltered. It is constructed of horizontal siding on a milled wood frame.
This house dates back to at least 1890 and is believed that Captain Roderick Smith was the first owner.
This Queen Anne-style house was built in 1888 for Captain Charles H. West by Robert Moncrieff and Frank Wright.
Many of the homes on Vaughan appear on the first assessment rolls in 1890, indicating that they are perhaps even older than that.
This home was built in 1916 for Rev. Chancellor Teeter, pastor of Wesley Methodist Church.