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Paul Sullivan, writing for the Winnipeg Free Press, once wrote of the Caron House "[it] stares out at the Assiniboine River like an old blind woman in her rocking chair, getting the sun." At the time the Caron House was some 78 years old, and as Sullivan continued, was a "stately three storey brick building, classic." This is still an apt description for the Caron House at 50 Cass Street in Charleswood. Carefully restored and cared for, it is one of only a few remaining farmhouses within Winnipeg's city limits. Admittedly, driving through Charleswood today it is difficult to image the area as sprawling farmlands or even as the unsettled prairie it was before. Nevertheless, that is where the story of Caron House begins. The Caron House, newly restored in 1995. Source: "A Living Museum: Charleswood Preserves the Caron Homestead" Winnipeg Free Press, December 10th 1995 (B1) The Catholic Parish of St. Charles was created in 1859, in the area now k