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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Passamaquoddy Cottage (139 Laurel Avenue, Winnipeg Beach)

This residential cottage on Laurel Avenue in Winnipeg Beach was built in 1911 by contractor Sinclair Balsor Ritchie. Named Passamaquoddy for the First Nations people of New Brunswick and Maine, its exposed wooden frame and rafters, and shallow pyramidal roof, are characteristic of Manitoba cottages from the early 20th century.

Passamaquoddy Cottage

Passamaquoddy Cottage (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

Passamaquoddy Cottage

Passamaquoddy Cottage (May 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Passamaquoddy Cottage commemorative plaque

Passamaquoddy Cottage commemorative plaque (May 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.50880, W96.97167
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Sinclair Balsor Ritchie (1855-1933)


Landmarks, Winnipeg Beach's Significant Heritage Buildings.

We thank Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 May 2023

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