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.

Mallard Cottage, 2 Barrows Road, St. John's, NL
Mallard Cottage, St. John's, NL
The cottage is an example of a type of vernacular housing built in St. John's in the first half of the 19th century.
© 1998 Heritage Foundation 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 sold antiques and second-hand books from the dwelling. In 2011 it was purchased by Todd Perrin, Kim Doyle, and Stephen Lee who opened the Mallard Cottage Restaurant on the premises.

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

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Also view the Mallard Cottage Registered Heritage Structure, and the Mallard Cottage - City of St. John's Heritage Site on the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador web site. The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site has on its site only a portion of the registered heritage structures in Newfoundland and Labrador. To view a complete list or search for a particular structure visit the Heritage Foundation's Property Search page.