Incredible Stories of Pioneering Canadian Women

A schoolteacher who never married, born in a time when women seldom held property, Gertrude Lawson not only designed and oversaw construction of her West Vancouver Scottish-style manor house but also survived the Spanish flu, became a patron of the arts, and created a haven for single women without homes of their own.

Incredible Stories of Pioneering Canadian Women

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