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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Melville Cottage (17 Melville Lane, Dunnottar)

In 1901, Winnipeg architect Alexander D. Melville designed and built this cottage at Dunnottar for his family. With the most complex design of any cottage in the area, the cottage resembles a Victorian house with its unusual plan, corner entrance and polygonal second-storey bay. It is still quite original although the fireplace has been removed. The structure retains a high degree of physical integrity inside and out, with original beadboard panelling and other details on the interior. The large wraparound verandah overlooks Lake Winnipeg.

Melville Cottage

Melville Cottage (September 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.47583, W96.94472
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander D. Melville (1873-1949)


Dunnottar's Significant Heritage Buildings, Heritage Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 21 November 2020

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