Historic Sites of Manitoba: Buena Vista Cottage (189 Gimli Road, Whytewold, Dunnottar)

Buena Vista Cottage was built around 1907 by the construction firm of Ross Brothers for Kenneth John Johnston and was on land bought from the Canadian Pacific Railway. The cottage was a package kit, possibly from Eatons, constructed from high-quality lumber shipped from British Columbia. Its most unusual and interesting architectural feature is the central living hall with a cathedral ceiling. The hall is overlooked on three sides by a gallery reached by a staircase. The bedrooms nestle under the steeply-pitched roof at either end. The flooring is fir and all windows except one are original. Although the stone fireplace has been removed, Buena Vista retains a high degree of physical integrity and remains in the family.

Buena Vista Cottage

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.45451, W96.95152
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Ross Brothers

Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth John Johnston (1859-1953)


Make History: Preserve Manitoba's Past - Special Places, Dunnottar Inventory of Heritage Sites. Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2010.

Dunnottar's Significant Heritage Buildings, Heritage Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 1 June 2024

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