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Mallard Cottage
(2 Barrows Road, St. John's)

Built in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, Mallard Cottage is one of the older residential structures in Newfoundland. Patterned on the thatched-roofed cottages in Ireland, the dwelling is a one-and-a-half-storeyed building with a hipped roof and central chimney. The Mallard family were fisherfolk and farmers.

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of Newfoundland and Labrador


The cottage remained in the Mallard family until 1985 when Peg Magnone purchased it. When Magnone bought the home, it lacked power, running water and a bathroom. The restoration work also modernized the structure, though careful attention was paid to maintaining the original structural integrity of the building. Magnone currently sells antiques and second-hand books from the dwelling.

It was made a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in December 1986.

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