November 21, 2016
October 20, 2016launch of Abandoned Manitoba by local author Gordon Goldsborough!
Abandoned Manioba profiles 36 sites across the province that have been abandoned over the years, from factories to schools to summer camps.
This book looks at these 36 sites and describes their features, how and why they were abandoned, and we can learn about Manitoba’s history from these stunning and eerie abandoned places.
Samples from chapters of the book are available online.
Photo by Gordon Goldsborough. The abandoned Atkinon house in the RM of Hamiota.
October 18, 2016
October 11, 2016
It not only has great architectural value, but a rich social history, with many prominent families calling it home over the years. During the 1920s the Bawlf family, who founded the Grain Exchange owned the home, and the Grain Exchange had a huge impact on the development of Winnipeg as a City. During the 1940s, Victor Sifton, the owner and publisher of the Winnipeg Free Press, lived in this home and until earlier this year, the home was owned by former Senator Douglas Everett who maintained it meticulously. Currently Leader Equity Partners, a Winnipeg development firm, have purchased the 107-year-old, 8,000-square-foot home, and potentially want to demolish it to build a new condo development on the property.
Along with Heritage Winnipeg many people in the heritage community are outraged, and many of the residents of the Crescentwood Association are rallying to help save the home. Visit save514wellington.com for more information, and click here to add your name to the petition to help save this beautiful historic home.