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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Douglas Cottage (3 Tweed Avenue, Dunnottar)

This wood-frame cottage at Dunnottar was probably built for Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Douglas in 1915. It was then sold to S. and T. Lumsden who owned it for more than 50 years. A long, low, side-gabled building with a screened porch stretching across the front, the symmetrical facade has six windows on either side of a wide central doorway with sidelights. It retains many original features such as the cove siding, windows, and interior details like fir wainscotting and a large beachstone fireplace in the main room. The large lot has two outbuildings, including a small guest house, where rooms were rented out to tourists who arrived by train.

Douglas Cottage

Douglas Cottage (November 2018)
Source: George Penner

Douglas Cottage

Douglas Cottage (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.45803, W96.95300
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

We thank Anne Brazeau for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 July 2022

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