Sunday, June 25, 2023
12 - 5PM
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.
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