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Mahon Home

Victoria, Manitoba, R0G, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2003/02/12

Contextual view, from the southwest, of the Mahon Home, Holland area, 2006; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2006
Contextual View
Primary elevation, from the south, of the Mahon Home, Holland area, 2006; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2006
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Other Name(s)

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Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1916/01/01 to 1916/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2007/01/30

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Mahon Home, completed in 1916, is a solid brick dwelling on a farm site near Holland. The municipal designation applies to the 2 1/2-storey building.

Heritage Value

Mahon Home is a fine example of a substantial farm dwelling built in an era of rural economic expansion in south-central Manitoba. The large, comfortable structure, the second house for area pioneers John and Wilhelmina Mahon, combines traditional four-square styling with quality materials and modern features, including solid brick construction, a formal entranceway and a fine oak staircase. The impressive residence reflects the Mahons' success as farmers after their arrival from Ontario and continues to serve the family well, housing a fourth generation.

Source: Rural Municipality of Victoria By-law No. 1244/2002, February 12, 2003

Character-Defining Elements

Key exterior elements that define the Mahon Home's impressive four-square style include:
- the tall rectangular massing based on a core brick volume, with a two-storey rear extension, shallow main-floor bay and single-storey rear porch
- the irregular rooflines defined by the moderately steep, truncated pyramidal roof, with those lines echoed over three dormers, the verandah and the bay
- the well-conceived symmetrical front with an attic dormer, second-floor sun porch and verandah
- the abundant fenestration composed of rectangular openings of various sizes and shapes, including some upper-level sash windows
- details such as the shingle trim that complements the buff brick finish, notable on dormers; the decorative brickwork on the corners of the bay; the high concrete foundation; concrete sills; etc.

Key elements that define the heritage character of the dwelling's interior include:
- the spacious first floor with an entrance area dominated by an oak staircase in a warm light-brown finish
- the second floor's central hallway plan and five bedrooms, each with a closet
- the large rear sunroom finished in wood panelling and the compact sun porch accessed from the front hallway

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Manitoba

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (MB)

Recognition Statute

Manitoba Historic Resources Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Site

Recognition Date

2003/02/12

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

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Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Extraction and Production

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

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Builder

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

RM of Victoria 130 Broadway Street Box 40 Holland MB R0G 0X0

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

M0241

Status

Published

Related Places

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