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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dafoe Cottage (11 Lake Drive, Ponemah, Dunnottar)

Built around 1898, this cottage at Ponemah became the summer home of John Wesley Dafoe and his wife Alice Parmelee in 1910. The modest-sized cottage has a hipped roof with a small ventilating gable at either end. Screened porches at the front and rear provide outdoor living areas that were typical of Lake Winnipeg cottages, and its brick fireplace was common in Dunnottar cottages.

Dafoe Cottage

Dafoe Cottage (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Dafoe Cottage

Dafoe Cottage (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.46506, W96.95163
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Dafoe (1866-1944)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dafoe Cottage (289 Gimli Road, Ponemah, Dunnottar)


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 and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 April 2020

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