For $399,900, you could possess a piece of Canadian history in Portage la Prairie. The house of former prime minister, Arthur Meighen, has once again hit the market.
Last August, the house was up for sale at the price of $449,500, before being taken off the market soon after.
According to the Manitoba Historical Society, the house was occupied by Arthur Meighen from about 1908 to 1915. However, there are differing reports on this fact. As James Kostuchuk, Portage la Prairie Heritage Advisory Committee chair, says, Meighen didn’t buy the home on Dufferin Avenue East until 1916, With the home being owned by the politician until 1928.
The home is over 2,400 square feet and stands 2.5 stories. 13 years ago, in 2010, the Manitoba Historical Society celebrated the house as a Memorable Manitoba Home, marked with a plaque outside the property.
Meighen was first elected as the Liberal-Conservative Member of Parliament for Portage in 1908, winning re-election in 1911, 1913, and 1917.
He was prime minister of Canada on two separate occasions, from 1920 to 1921 and again in 1926, from June to September.
To this day, Meighen is the only Manitoban to serve as the Prime Minister of Canada.
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