MABEL MCINTYRE HOUSE
12 Centre Street, Mayo Yukon, Mayo, Yukon, Y0B, Canada
MABEL MCINTYRE HOUSE
MAYO MINING RECORDER'S OFFICE
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Mabel McIntyre House is a territorially designated historic site that is a one-storey 16'X25' log cabin with shed attachment and the partial lots that it sits on, in the centre of the Village of Mayo's historic downtown.
The Mabel McIntyre House was the first Mining Recorder's Office constructed in Mayo. Built in 1921, as the production of gold in the Klondike was declining, it heralded the onset of a mining boom that would make the Mayo Mining District the chief economic engine in the Yukon. The Mining Recorder's Office represented the federal government's broad and prominent administrative role in the community. The Mining Recorder's duties ranged from the agent enforcing mining regulations to Marriage Commissioner, Justice of the Peace and Juvenile Court Magistrate.
The building's rustic frontier style was characteristic of early, regional Mining Recorder's Offices in the Yukon. It was an integral part of the rapid development of the commercial district of the community and is the oldest building still located on its original site on Centre Street.
The building was later the residence of Mabel McIntyre, a member of the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, who lived here from 1946 until 1981. Mabel was a noteworthy and respected community member, serving as postmistress for 30 years.
Source: Mable McIntyre House, File No. 2630 30 02 02. Heritage Resources Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Yukon Government
- The siting on the lot and its orientation towards Centre Street
- The cabin's simple rectangular plan, its modest size and rustic saddle-notched log construction
- architectural elements such as the roof, shed attachment, door and window openings, historic sashes and trim
- The lack of modern amenities and rough interior finishing
Government of Yukon
Historic Resources Act
Territorial Historic Site
1946/01/01 to 1981/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Office or office building
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Mable McIntyre House, file No. 2630 30 02 02. Heritage Resources Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Yukon Government
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