Herdsman’s House

The Herdsman's House, the only remaining dwelling of its type in Manitoba, is a good illustration of the facilities built for herd-marshals in the farm villages established by the province's Mennonite settlers beginning in the mid-1870s. The structure's basic materials and standardized floor plan reflect an appreciation for simplicity, order and utility, as well as the pioneer conditions under which the house was constructed. The dwelling is now an integral component of a nationally significant collection of Mennonite buildings aligned along the Neubergthal streetscape.

Source: Municipality of Rhineland By-law No. 2002-5, February 27, 2002