31 McBeth Street
May 28, 2017Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alexander McBeth settled this property along the Red River when it was first deeded by the crown in 1815. The first house on the property was a log house from which McBeth’s son Robert, would run a small store. Robert’s son, also named Robert, inherited the property and would also purchase neighbouring land. In 1912 McBeth commissioned William W. Cross to design a new home on the property, built of solid red pressed brick. Although McBeth died in 1915, the house stayed in the family for 60 years. The house was willed to the city by the last living daughter, Isabel, to be used as a senior centre. Adjacent land is developed as a park. There will be a display of McBeth Family artifacts and quilts.
We will have free refreshments and Canada 150 birthday cake. Hon. Mary Ann Mihychuk to attend at 11:00 am.