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Although very similar in size, appearance, and age, this house stands in contrast to the house next door in that it was owner occupied for many years. Only much later did it become a rental property. From an architectural standpoint, the intersection of Louise and 11th Street is one of the most interesting in the city. The size and styles of these homes are clear evidence of the economic boom that Brandon was experiencing around the turn of the century.

This home’s most interesting feature is the gable roof accented by bargeboard and moulding detail. The exterior also offers an enclosed porch, pilasters, and stained glass windows. Most of the home’s residents stayed here for only a few years. One notable owner was J.R. Foster, who served as the city’s chief of police in 1897. Foster also established the Manitoba Detective Agency and was likely the only private detective in Brandon. Foster resided at the address from 1921 to 1923, and again from 1931 to 1937.

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