Marr Residence

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Marr Residence
Marr Residence.jpg
Marr Residence
General information
Type(former) Private residence
(current) Historic site
Architectural styleSecond Empire
LocationSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Address326 11th Street East
Coordinates52°07′07″N 106°39′48″W / 52.11861°N 106.66333°W / 52.11861; -106.66333Coordinates: 52°07′07″N 106°39′48″W / 52.11861°N 106.66333°W / 52.11861; -106.66333
Current tenantsMeewasin Valley Authority
Construction started1884
OwnerCity of Saskatoon
Design and construction
Main contractorAlexander Marr
The Marr
Marr House plaque

The Marr Residence is a National Historic Site located in the Nutana neighborhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and was part of the original temperance colony that predated the city. Built in 1884 for stonemason Alexander "Sandy" Marr, it is the oldest building in Saskatoon on its original site. It was one of several houses requisitioned as a field hospital to treat wounded soldiers during the North-West Rebellion in 1885.[1] When the hospital was closed in 1885 the home was returned to the Marr family. Although they left Saskatoon in 1889, the Marr family name remained associated with the house. The house remained a residential property until the 1970s.[2]

The Marr Residence was designated a municipal heritage property on January 11, 1982. It is noted for its blend of Second Empire and pioneer architecture, particularly its Mansard roof.[3] The building is currently owned by the City of Saskatoon and run as a historic site by the Meewasin Valley Authority.[4] On July 4, 2016, the Marr Residence was designated a National Historic Site.[5]


  1. ^ Men of the city, Committee of the Historical Association of Saskatoon (January 2005). "Saskatoon Gen Web Project – Narratives of Saskatoon 1882–1912" (Published online Julia Adamson). University of Saskatchewan Book store. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  2. ^ "Heritage Property Details – Marr Residence" (PDF). Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  3. ^ "Municipal Heritage Properties – Marr Residence". City of Saskatoon – Development Services Branch. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  4. ^ "Marr Residence". Meewasin Valley Authority. 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  5. ^ Marr Residence, Parks Canada backgrounder, July 4, 2016

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