Historic Sites of Manitoba: Greene Cottage (228 Gimli Road, Whytewold, Dunnottar)

This wood-frame cottage on Gimli Road in Dunnottar is possibly the best example of building integrity, according to the heritage inventory of the municipality. Except for the removal of the fireplace, it is completely unchanged from when it was built around 1914 by Joseph Harold Greene (1879-1965) and Victoria Laura Sinclair Greene (1889-1982). It was constructed according to the Type 2 and 2A building style with a hip roof, short entrance, and long facade. The verandah is open to the studs with double doors leading to the common room. Painted strapped buffalo board covers the cathedral ceiling and walls. The bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom are all open to the studs. L. Joanne Greene (1925-2009), a daughter of the original owners, spent every summer of her life here.

Greene Cottage

Greene Cottage (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.45805, W96.95138
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [V. Laura Greene], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 1982, page 55.

Obituary [L. Joanne Greene], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 June 2009.

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

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2021

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