Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 237


Log Cabin
PTH #3 and Main Street,

Log Cabin

Designation Date: November 14, 2002
Designation Authority: Town of Manitou
Present Owner: Pembina Manitou Log House/Tourism Centre Committee

The Log Cabin, built just one year after the settlement of Manitou, is a rare and important example of early architectural traditions in Manitoba. Constructed of hand-hewn squared logs with neat dovetail corners, the dwelling exhibits the unpretentious material qualities, distinctive proportions and limited fenestration characteristic of late nineteenth-century domestic log structures. Originally located near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks, the cabin housed the pioneer families of Thomas and Caroline Lister and Ernest and Emily Sampson. It is now a relocated and restored historic feature at Manitou’s main entrance.

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