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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dunnottar Community Hall (Matlock, Dunnottar)

Built around 1920 by the Matlock Community Club, the name was changed after the communities of Ponemah, Whytewold, and Matlock amalgamated to form the Village of Dunnottar. It is similar in construction to the traditional Lake Winnipeg cottages, with a frame construction and gable front. It has the original siding, slider windows and hardware, doors, and the open ceiling trusses. The verandah section at the front entrance is a later addition, and the kitchen cupboards may date to the 1940s. This hall was an important centre for the community’s summer residents, serving as a venue for dances, lectures, teas, and church services.

Dunnottar Community Club Building at Matlock

Dunnottar Community Club Building at Matlock (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Dunnottar Community Club Building at Matlock

Dunnottar Community Club Building at Matlock (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.43539, W96.95419
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Dunnottar’s Significant Heritage Buildings, Heritage Manitoba.

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

Page revised: 2 February 2020

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