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Sunday, June 25, 2023
12 - 5PM

Welcome To Doors Open Saskatoon

We are pleased to invite you to join us for an afternoon of fun peeking behind doors that are not normally open to the public or would normally charge an entrance fee.

Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

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Nutana-Broadway Buildings

Marr Residence

Marr Residence (1884)

326 - 11th Street East

Photo credit: Daryl Mitchell

The Marr Residence built in 1884 by pioneer Alexander Marr is the oldest house in Saskatoon still on its original site. It is a two-bedroom private home built in the Second Empire style with mansard roof and dormers, a look popular in Canada in the 1870s and 1880s. The lumber to build the house was floated down the South Saskatchewan River from Medicine Hat. It was used as one of the field hospitals during the Riel Resistance in 1885. It was the first time that nurses were officially recognized as a component of military field forces. Alexander Marr, a stone mason, built the Little Stone School, now on the U of S campus. Purchased by the City of Saskatoon in 1979, and refurbished primarily by the Meewasin Valley Authority, the Marr is designated as a Municipal Heritage Site. The Marr is also a National Historic site. Adjacent to the house is the lovely Marr Garden Park.

Site Information:

Disabled Access First Aid Station Food/Beverage Services Near Bus Route #2, #60 On Duty Staff Public Washrooms Street Parking