324 13th Street
Year Built: 1907
Style: Classic Revival
This large brick home was built for the honourable J.D McGregor, an internationally known cattle breeder who later served as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1929 to 1935. The multiple gables and chimneys, the broken roof line and projecting windows, the various window shapes and raised brick arches and banding are all indicative of the Queen Anne style of architecture popular during the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The enclosed front portico replaced an open verandah that originally ran along the front of the building.
In the 1880's, the population of Brandon were predominently Ontario or British born.
Queen Anne Revival
The word eclectic perhaps best describes this style that incorporates architectural elements borrowed from several different periods. Roof lines tend to be very irregular, broken by turrets, towers, decorative chimneys, dormers, gabled and multi-gabled roofs, and long, sweeping verandahs. Exterior walls are commonly covered with a variety of different shapes, stucco, and, at times, stone. Round, oval, along with rectangular windows of many sizes can often be found on the same house. Window treatment frequently includes the use of stained or coloured glass.
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