Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elderslie Cottage (171 Gimli Road, Whytewold, Dunnottar)

Named for the country house of Speirs family near Glasgow, Scotland, this cottage at Dunnottar was built in 1902 for John Tully Speirs and his wife Susan (Marnie), formerly of Dundee, Scotland. The large cottage has an unusual design. The main block has a two-storey section with a gable front and an oriel window. Wings extend at an angle from each side. The screened porch is glazed with horizontally-divided window panes in the front. The most striking interior feature is an inglenook, with built-in benches and a low raftered ceiling, creating a cozy room within the common room.

Elderslie Cottage

Elderslie Cottage (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.45284, W96.95131
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Tully “Jock” Speirs (1860-1925)


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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