Shell River, Manitoba, R0L, Canada
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1922/01/01 to 1922/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Makaroff Hall is a large wood-frame structure on a lot in the hamlet of Makaroff. The municipal designation applies to the one-storey building and its grounds.
Makaroff Hall, its form reflecting the incremental nature of its construction, is a fine example of the type of modest, functional community building that for many decades provided yeoman's service in small settlements throughout rural Manitoba. Built in 1922 as a simple rectangular hall for dances, banquets and other public gatherings, this vernacular structure was expanded as local finances permitted and the nature of social events changed. Still used on occasion, the hall is the last remaining community building in the once thriving village of Makaroff, making it a local landmark.
Source: Rural Municipality of Shell River By-law No. 6/99, August 24, 1999
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Makaroff Hall site include:
- its location on a large corner property in the hamlet of Makaroff
- the building's placement, facing northwest, removed from the street and close to the centre of spacious open grounds ringed with trees
Key elements that define the building's unpretentious exterior character include:
- the low one-storey massing, including the main volume under a forward-facing gable roof, shed-roofed additions of different widths on either side and a small gable-roofed porch
- the wood-frame construction and painted horizontal wood siding with contrasting trim
- the minimal fenestration, wood-trimmed eaves, etc.
Key elements that define the building's interior character and community function include:
- the open unobstructed main hall, including its double wood doors with metal hardware, wooden dance floor, etc.
- the additions, with seating to one side of the central hall and kitchen and washroom areas to the other
Local Governments (MB)
Manitoba Historic Resources Act
Municipal Heritage Site
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Community Organizations
Function - Category and Type
- Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
RM of Shell River 213-2nd Avenue NW Box 998 Roblin MB R0L 1P0
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