Ralph Connor House National Historic Site
Reverend Charles W. Gordon (1860-1937) was a prolific and popular Winnipeg novelist who used the pen name, Ralph Connor. He gained international acclaim for his best-selling books Black Rock, The Man From Glengarry, Glengarry School Days and many others. He maintained his writing career while practicing as a Presbyterian church leader and later as one of the founders of the United Church of Canada.
In 1913, Gordon engaged architect George Northwood to build the residence at 54 West Gate, where he lived with his wife Helen and their seven children. Ralph Connor House (RCH) has been UWC’s home since 1937. The stately property has city, provincial, and national historic site designations.