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Maryville Cottage

12 - 6th Avenue, Gimli, Manitoba, R0C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2012/02/29

Front oblique view, Maryville Cottage, Gimli 2013; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, 2014
Front Oblique View
Side oblique view, Mayville Cottage, Gimli 2013; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, 2014
Side Oblique View
Porch interior showing double shudders, Maryville Cottage, Gimli 2013; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection, 2014
Porch Interior

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Construction Date(s)

1925/01/01 to 1925/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2015/01/09

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Maryville Cottage (1925) is a small, one-storey, frame building, raised slightly above
the ground and with wooden decks at the front and rear. The angles of the hipped roof are extended to
shelter the verandah (several of the openings now glazed) at the front of the building and the later
sunroom at the rear. It stands on a large cottage lot on the west side of 6nd Avenue in Gimli, Manitoba.
The municipal designation applies to the lot and the buildings on it.

Heritage Value

Maryville is valued primarily as a well-preserved example of the type of summer cottage
or cabin typically built in the Gimli area in the first half of the 20th century. Unlike many such buildings,
it has not been insulated for four-season use, and its frame structure remains visible on the interior.
Like most such buildings, its window openings were originally screened, and could be shut against the
weather with wooden shutters; like most such buildings, many of the openings were glazed decades ago.
The cottage has a high degree of interior and exterior physical integrity, and retains its original doors,
hardware, windows and shutters.

Source: R.M. of Gimli By-laws No. 11-0020, 23 February 2012.

Character-Defining Elements

elements that define the exterior heritage character of the Maryville Cottage include:
- the overall
size and massing, raised slightly off the ground and with a hipped roof
- the original brick central
- the painted wood exterior: clapboard siding with cornerboards, skirting board and drip cap;
exposed rafters
- the fenestration, with original multi-paned wood windows, set individually or in rows
(in the verandah); the simple wood window frames and interior shutters
- the name plate above the front

Key elements that define the interior heritage character of the Maryville Cottage include:
the rustic interior: the fir woodwork with construction details visible; the fir floor and interior partitions
of tongue and groove fir
- the general division of the interior space into a main hearth room with small
bedrooms and kitchen on the periphery
- the chimney, which originally connected to stoves in both the
kitchen and hearth room.
- the interior partitions extending to the height of the exterior walls; the
open rafter space
- the original fittings including the doors and hardware
- the pattern of the original
interior wood shutters, and their hardware, including the two-part, horizontally-opening shutters in
the verandah with wooden hooks to hold them open; the mechanisms for opening and fastening the hinged

Key elements that define the heritage character of the Maryville Cottage site include:
- the
generally open character of the lot, with mature trees and boundary plantings




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (MB)

Recognition Statute

Manitoba Historic Resources Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Site

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Sports and Leisure

Function - Category and Type



Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

RM of Gimli 62 - 2nd Avenue Box 1246 Gimli MB R0C 1B0

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Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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