Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 368

Thorson Cottage
50 – 4th Avenue

Thorson Cottage

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


The Thorson 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. Dating from 1910, it is an early example as Gimli became a popular destination only after train service from Winnipeg arrived in 1906. . Like most such buildings, its window openings were originally screened, and could be shut against the weather with wooden shutters; like most such buildings, 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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