1312 10th Street
Year Built: 1912
Benjamin J. Hales lived in this house for about 30 years. He was the first principal at the Brandon Normal School, one of four schools built for teacher training in Manitoba. Mr. Hales was an educator, an author, and a naturalist who founded the B.J. Hales Museum of Natural History, established at Brandon University in 1965. This building is one of brick, stucco, wood, and Tyndall stone. Although the building is not representative of a particular architectural style, it boasts beautiful dormer windows with joined eyebrows.
In May, 1881 General T.L. Rosser, an American Civil War veteran and CPR engineer, selected a site of land West of the Assiniboine River for the location of the first city of the Northwest for trading and transportation. By May 30, 1882 the City of Brandon was a reality!
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