Built in 1884 the Marr Residence is the oldest home in Saskatoon that is still on its original site.
Built in 1884 the Marr Residence is the oldest home in Saskatoon that is still on its original site. The property was acquired by the City of Saskatoon in 1979 and restored. In 1982 the House received Municipal Heritage Designation. In June of 2016 The Marr received National Historic Designation. In 1885 the Riel Resistance broke out and the Marr was seconded to be used as a field hospital. Wounded and sick were brought from Fish Creek and Batoche overland or on the steamer Northcote to be cared for at the Marr.
The Marr house and garden is open for programs, workshops and tours throughout the year. Further information can be obtained by calling 652-1201 or by checking the events calendar.
8 months ago
Make sure you make the most of what is left of summer!
A reminder that the Trails of 1885 will be closing for the season after the Labour Day weekend. Explore Batoche, Duck Lake, Fort Battleford and so many other historic sites!
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