Featured Heritage Building of the Week

Hanbury House

Location: Northwest Corner of 5th St. and Lorne Avenue

Date of Demolition: March 1977

Current Occupant: Housing complex

Source: Lawrence Stuckey collection (1-2002.3.1DE1), S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

One of the city’s - and, arguably, the province’s – finest residences stood on the northwest corner of 5th Street and Lorne Avenue for nearly eighty years. Known as Hanbury House, the residence was built in 1899 for businessman John Hanbury, owner of Hanbury Manufacturing Co. Designed by local architect W.H. Shillinglaw, the house was completed in 1900 and cost Hanbury an estimated $2500. The 14-room residence was said to be one of the finest frame houses in Manitoba. Interior features included large fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, an office, a music room, and a butler’s pantry decorated with wood panels and stained glass partitions. The expansive property also boasted a large yard. Hanbury sold the house in 1910 when he moved to Vancouver. The home was maintained as a residence for many years, but later served as a boarding house and as a Salvation Army house. Hanbury House was razed in March 1977 and was replaced by a housing complex.

 

This information is courtesy of Heritage Brandon

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