The First Women of 54 West Gate: Helen Gordon and her Six Daughters
The UWC Heritage House Conservation Committee Book Project team (Jan Christie, Agnes Collins, Lorraine Cook, Diane DeGraves, Irene Legg, and Dianne Shefford) created this compilation of stories depicting the fascinating lives of the Gordon family women.
Helen Gordon and her daughters Mary, Gretta, Lois, Ruth, Marjorie, and Alison were the first women to give life to the house at 54 West Gate, and their stories offer a unique look at life throughout Winnipeg’s early history and beyond.
Covering close to 150 years, the lives of these seven spirited Canadian women spanned historic milestones, including two world wars, catastrophic floods, depressions, the transition from horse and buggies to motor vehicles, and the moon landing.
Available at the UWC office or through McNally Robinson.