Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 369

Davidson-Wigg Cottage
47 North Lake Street

Davidson-Wigg Cottage

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


The Davidson/Wigg 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.  This 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. 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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