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Ralph Connor House
(University Women’s Club)

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One of Canada’s best-selling authors, Ralph Connor, a pseudonym of Charles Gordon, built his home in the exclusive Armstrong’s Point residential district in 1913.

Born and raised in Upper Canada, Gordon had studied Theology in Toronto. After spending four years in Banff as a circuit-preacher, he was appointed to St. Stephen’s Church (Elim Chapel) in Winnipeg’s West End.

It was at this point in his life that he started his literary career. The success of his early books provided him the financial success that allowed him to build his mansion. The George Northwood designed home cost $50,000.00 to build.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1913 Municipal 1983, Grade II Red brick with limestone dressings on the sills, gable tops. 23 rooms, over 11,000 sq/ft

Original Use Present Use Address Architect


54 West Gate G.W. Northwood


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University Women's Club Web Site


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