Cottage Hospital and Carriage Shed


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

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  • Wednesday

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  • Thursday

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  • Friday

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  • Saturday

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  • Sunday

    Closed

The Historical Village is closed for the season, aside from special events. Gasoline Alley Museum and the Railway Café are open year-round!

Exhibit Details

Area

Town Centre

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Category

Building/Museum

About the Cottage Hospital and Carriage Shed

Several towns in Alberta, including Lethbridge, Strathcona, Bassano and Coleman, established their first hospitals in cottages. These cottage hospitals were small, temporary and poor and did not have proper antiseptics or sanitary measures by our standards, with surgery often conducted on the dining room table.

Peter Dewar built this gingerbread trim house in 1907 and it was briefly owned by Martin Pallesen, owner of Calgary Central Creamery. As the long-time home of Norah Main, the house was the site of Calgary’s Temple School of Spiritual Learning. The house was donated to Heritage Park by Eau Claire Estates Ltd. in 1979 and many of the furnishings were donated by the Main family. Heritage Park restored the house as a Cottage Hospital in 1991 and built the replica garage the following year. Amoco Petroleum Company Ltd. and Imperial Oil Ltd. both donated funds for its restoration.

2 story farmhouse

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1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

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Phone: 403.268.8500

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