Academic journal article Manitoba History

Dalnavert News

Academic journal article Manitoba History

Dalnavert News

Article excerpt

A short time ago it was learned that Dalnavert's restoration architect John Chivers passed away. Dalnavert is what it is today in part due to the strong values that John brought to the restoration project and was able to instill in all those who worked with him. With obvious pride John continued to make regular visits to Dalnavert until he and his wife Alberta moved out to the B.C. coast. It is with sadness that we honour his passing.

After two years of planning the construction of the Dalnavert Visitors Centre is finally underway. As was previously outlined this new project is honouring the 1895 values that went into the construction of Dalnavert as well as not wasting the resources of the structure that is being removed to make way for the Visitors Centre. In fact in carrying out the de-construction of the house next door we will be gaining some very valuable construction materials, 1000 square feet of solid 3/4 inch oak flooring, lovely solid doors, a number of mirrors, pieces of hardware and the exterior red brick. This latter element will be re-used in the exterior facade of the new building. …

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