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This expansive home was designed and built in the Classic Revival style by architect W.H. Lailey and contractor S.W. Cameron in 1904. It was originally owned by Frank Calvert of men’s clothing retailer McDonald & Calvert. Calvert co-owned the business with John A. McDonald until his retirement in 1911. In the same year, Frank and his wife, Nellie, sold their home and relocated to Victoria, B.C.

The two-storey structure is topped with a hipped roof, gable-shaped dormers, moulding, and a pent extension. The exterior offers such details as a sweeping verandah supported by columns, a second-storey balcony, and carving detail. The home also features canted bay and stained glass windows, all with decorative surrounds.

What is Heritage Brandon?

Heritage Brandon is led by the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC) to preserve heritage resources and to raise awareness of heritage management in the City of Brandon. MHAC was first created under the Municipal Heritage By-law No. 5521 in 1987. Its purpose was to consider applications and make recommendations to City Council respecting the designation of heritage sites as municipal heritage sites, and the demolition, alteration or renovation of those sites. In 2001, the Heritage Conservation By-law No. 6644 was enacted to replace By-law No. 5521. The Heritage Conservation By-law expanded the mandate of MHAC to include the promotion of public awareness and appreciation of heritage resources, the development of civic policies and programs that will conserve and enhance Brandon’s heritage sites, the development of incentive programs for heritage conservation, recognition of heritage sites and outstanding contributions to heritage conservation and tourism, and the provision of technical and professional advice to the local community.

The current role of MHAC includes

  • the maintenance of an inventory of structures that have potential architectural and/or historical significance,
  • the regulation of alterations and additions to designated structures through the heritage permit process,
  • the maintenance of a registry of municipally designated structures,
  • the assessment and evaluation of heritage structures and makes recommendations about designation to City Council, and
  • public education and outreach through the dissemination of information and ongoing communication with owners of heritage properties, contractors, realtors and the general public.

Beginning in 2015, heritage management is administered under the City of Brandon Planning & Building Safety Department through the Heritage Community Planner. The Heritage Community Planner acts as a resource and provides administrative and technical support to MHAC.


Mission Statement

To maintain community commitment in the City of Brandon to the preservation and presentation of heritage resources and to provide opportunities for public awareness, education and participation in heritage conservation.


Brandon Municipal Heritage Committee Members

(As of January 2015. City Councillors hold one-year terms. All other members hold two-year terms.)

  • Councillor Kris Desjarlais—Committee Co-Chair, City Council Representative
  • Councillor Glen Parker—Committee Co-Chair, City Council Representative
  • Derek Ford—Assiniboine Community College Representative
  • Vacant —Brandon University Representative
  • Daniel Burns—Citizen Representative
  • Reg Hildebrand—Citizen Representative
  • Dave Hughes—Citizen Representative
  • Greg Hutsal—Citizen Representative
  • Garry Miller—Citizen Representative
  • Eleanor McCallum—Realtor Representative


Administrative Support

Andrew Mok, BES, MCIP
Heritage Community Planner
Planning & Building Safety Department
638 Princess Avenue
Brandon, MB  R7A 0P3
P: 204-729-2115
F: 204-728-2406
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