Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 367

Goodman-Wolstencroft Cottage
13-2nd Avenue

Goodman-Wolstencroft Cottage

Designation Date: February 29, 2012
Designation Authority:  Gimli (R.M.)
Present Owner:  Private Owned


Goodman-Wolstencroft Cottage is valued primarily as a well-preserved example of the type of summer cottage or cabin typically built in the Gimli area in the first half of the 20th century. Goodman cottage is an early example, having been built in the first decade after the arrival of the railway in 1906 made the area a destination for Winnipeggers seeking a summer retreat. Unlike many such buildings, it has not been insulated for four-season use, and its frame structure remains visible on the interior. Like most such buildings, its window openings were originally screened, and could be shut against the weather with wooden shutters; also typically, many of the openings were glazed decades ago. The cottage has a high degree of interior and exterior physical integrity, and retains its original doors, hardware, windows and shutters.










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