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Superintendent's Residence

Wasagaming, Manitoba, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1985/03/19

Superintendents Residence Recognized Federal Heritage Building; (Parks Canada, Prairie Regional Office, Winnipeg, 1984.)
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Other Name(s)

Superintendent's Residence
Superintendent's Residence
Résidence du directeur du parc

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Construction Date(s)

1931/01/01 to 1932/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/08/23

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Superintendent’s Residence, a four bedroom house, designed in the cottage tradition, overlooks Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. It features a hip roof broken by several projections, long windowed verandahs and widely projecting eaves. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Superintendent’s Residence is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental value.

Historical Value
The Superintendent’s Residence is associated with the early development of National Parks in Manitoba and specifically illustrates two themes in the development of Riding Mountain National Park. Its construction marks the stage at which, administratively, the park began to function as a federal facility. Secondly, the building is associated with the massive Depression relief funding that was directed to Riding Mountain National Park and resulted in the building boom of 1931-1937.

Architectural Value
The Superintendent’s Residence is a good example of a building with rustic character designed in the cottage tradition of the early 20th century. It is distinguished by its low eave lines, use of local materials, and the amalgamation of various shapes, textures and material in a lively composition of no formal stylistic derivation.The residence is well-designed and is a rare example of the use of bearing log construction.

Environmental Value
The Superintendent’s Residence reinforces the picturesque character of its lakeside setting in Riding Mountain National Park. Located on the road leading from the commercial district to the marina, the residence is a familiar building in the park.

Sources:
Edward Mills, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Federal Heritage Building Review Office Building Report, 84-031/85-054.

Superintendent’s Residence and Works Garage, Wasagaming, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Heritage Character Statement, 84-031.

Character-Defining Elements

The following character-defining elements of the Superintendent’s Residence should be respected, for example:

Its design in the cottage tradition with rustic character, quality craftsmanship and
materials, for example:

-The generous massing of the one-and-a-half storey residence.
-The modified hip roof broken by several projections, with widely projecting eaves, and
low eave lines.
-The long windowed verandahs along the south and west elevations.
-The use of local materials and the amalgamation of various shapes, textures and
materials.
-The use of bearing log construction.
-The concrete foundation faced with stone above the grade line.

The manner in which the Superintendent’s Residence reinforces the picturesque character of its lakeside setting and is a familiar building in Riding Mountain National Park as evidenced by:

-Its design in the cottage tradition which harmonizes with the adjacent garage and which
is compatible with its picturesque setting on Clear Lake.
-Its visible location on a frequented road leading from the commercial area to the marina.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Federal

Recognition Authority

Government of Canada

Recognition Statute

Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy

Recognition Type

Recognized Federal Heritage Building

Recognition Date

1985/03/19

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

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Theme - Category and Type

Function - Category and Type

Current

Residence
Single Dwelling

Historic

Architect / Designer

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Builder

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

2471

Status

Published

Related Places

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