12 - 6th Avenue, Gimli, Manitoba, R0C, Canada
Links and documents
1925/01/01 to 1925/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
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.
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.
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;
- 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:
generally open character of the lot, with mature trees and boundary plantings
Local Governments (MB)
Manitoba Historic Resources Act
Municipal Heritage Site
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Sports and Leisure
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
RM of Gimli 62 - 2nd Avenue Box 1246 Gimli MB R0C 1B0
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