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Dr. Hunter House

Green Acres Park, Teulon, Manitoba, R0C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2000/11/14

View of the main elevations, from the northwest, of the Dr. Hunter House, Teulon, 2005; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2005
View from the northwest
View of the main elevations, from the northeast, of the Dr. Hunter House, Teulon, 2005; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2005
View from the northeast
Context view, from the east, of the Dr. Hunter House, Teulon, 2005; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2005
Context View

Other Name(s)

Dr. Hunter House
Hunter House
Maison Hunter

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Construction Date(s)

1905/01/01 to 1905/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/08/05

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The wood-frame Dr. Hunter House, built in Teulon ca. 1905, is a municipally designated site. The large 2 1/2-storey dwelling is situated in Green Acres Park, a museum site with a number of adjacent historic buildings, in an open grassed area on the town's south side. The designation applies to the building.

Heritage Value

The Dr. Hunter House has significant connections to a medical missionary, A.J. Hunter, who left an indelible mark on Teulon while working among the area's Ukrainian settlers. He built the community's first hospital (ca. 1903), established the Teulon Boys' and Girls' Homes to educate rural students and translated important works of Ukrainian literature into English. His substantial and well-preserved four-square dwelling retains many of its original features and furnishings. Occupied by members of the Hunter family for six decades, the structure also provided lodging for nurses. It was moved to its present site in 1985 to serve as a museum in the doctor's honour.

Source: Town of Teulon By-law No. 5/00, November 14, 2000

Character-Defining Elements

Key elements that define the solid external character of the Dr. Hunter House include:
- its blocky four-square form with a large truncated hipped roof and hipped dormers located on four sides, all sheathed with cedar shingles; overhanging eaves; wood-frame construction; wood siding painted a traditional white with contrasting dark trim around windows and doors; and tall rectangular-shaped windows
- features such as the southwest two-storey bay window with a hipped roof, the screened front verandah with a shallow hipped roof and a rear one-storey room with a second-floor balcony enclosed by sloping sides
- basic details such as the pediment above the verandah's front entrance and the triangular-shaped window caps

Key internal elements that define the heritage character of the house and its connections to Dr. A.J. Hunter include:
- the original interior layout with spacious bright rooms, including the main-floor front living room and study, rear dining room and kitchen, all with high ceilings; an east-side central staircase to the four second-floor bedrooms and the large attic with additional bedrooms
- the fine materials and finishes, including the plain dark-stained woodwork with high baseboards throughout, maple floors in the living and dining rooms, a finely crafted staircase and stairwell with rich wood detailing, an oak fireplace with mirrored overmantel, and stained glass in the front living room window and dining room door
- original furnishings, including Dr. Hunter's bookcases and books, piano, dining room sideboard and wood-burning kitchen stove




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

Peopling the Land

Function - Category and Type




Group Residence

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Town of Teulon, PO Box 69 #44-Fourth Avenue SE, Teulon MB R0C 3B0

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