Railway Avenue, Grahamdale, Manitoba, R0C, Canada
Links and documents
1900/01/01 to 1900/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Buztynski House, a 1 1/2-storey log structure built in the early 1900s, occupies a rural-like setting at the north end of Moosehorn's main street. The municipal designation applies to the dwelling and the land on which it sits.
The log Buztynski House, a simple rectangular structure with a gable roof, is a good example of an early homestead in Manitoba. Constructed almost entirely with readily available materials, the dwelling, through its distinctive proportions, limited fenestration and hand-hewn logs with neat dovetail corners, exhibits unpretentious material qualities and the skill and resourcefulness of early twentieth-century pioneers. Built and lived in by the Andrew Nickel family on a farm approximately seven kilometres northwest of Moosehorn, the structure also housed the families of Fred Buztynski and his son Dave for over four decades. It now stands on Moosehorn's main street, restored for museum use by area residents.
Source: Rural Municipality of Grahamdale By-law No. 935/2005, October 13, 2005
Key exterior elements that define the heritage character of the Buztynski House include:
- the simple rectangular plan and box-like form, 1 1/2 storeys in height, with a medium-pitched gable roof
- the mixture of materials and construction exhibited through walls of hand-hewn squared logs, straight and uniformly thick with well-cut dovetail corners, sawn lumber in the eaves and roof, cedar shingles, etc.
- the openings set between upright squared logs, including the single doors at each end, one with a flanking window, and the tall rectangular side windows
Key internal elements that define the dwelling's heritage character include:
- the characteristic straightforward plan, adequate in size, with a small opening in the main-floor ceiling to the upper level, typically used for sleeping rooms
- the materials and finishes, such as the log walls, rough-cut joists and rafters, milled lumber flooring, etc.
Local Governments (MB)
Manitoba Historic Resources Act
Municipal Heritage Site
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
RM of Grahamdale PO Box 160 Moosehorn MB R0C 2E0
Cross-Reference to Collection