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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenayr Cottage (250 Gimli Road, Dunnottar)

This cottage in Dunnottar was built in 1911 for grain merchant William L. Parrish, possibly as a rental facility. Around 1936, Parrish sold it to Duncan Scott McIntyre for $350 interest-free if the debt was paid within one year. McIntyre's wife Margaret paid it out of her housekeeping money later that year. The veranda of the wood-frame cottage is screened in with wooden awnings, wainscoting, and a buffalo board ceiling. Its painted vertically-panelled half-walls separate the central room from the bedrooms. Buffalo board covers the ceilings and other walls, even in the kitchen. Everything in this cottage is original, with the kitchen and bathroom being early additions, and the furniture is period.

Glenayr Cottage

Glenayr Cottage (November 2018)
Source: George Penner

Glenayr Cottage

Glenayr Cottage (November 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.46025, W96.95207
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Linton Parrish (1860-1949)

Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Scott McIntyre (1899-1975)


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 George Penner, Rose Kuzina, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 December 2019

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