262 13th Street
Year Built: 1882
Style: Queen Anne
This is the oldest building on the walking tour and one of the oldest houses remaining in Brandon. It was built the year the city was incorporated. The round-roofed dormers, with ears at the top and base of the window surrounds, are indicative of the time and lend an air of distinction to this wood frame structure that was built as a revenue house. The first tenant was Mr. Thomas Wastie, a government employee and militia man who fought against Louis Riel in the 1885 Rebellion. The first owner was an absentee landlord, John McBurnie, a gentleman lace merchant living in Montreal. Later, this became the home of Dr. Edmison.
Park School was designed by architect W.A. Elliot and was built in 1904. It was demolished in 1979.
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