Thimble Cottage – City of St. John’s Heritage Site

St. John's, NL

City of St. John's Heritage Building, Structure, Land, or Area


Thimble Cottage is a wooden, two-and-one-half storey saltbox house located at 150 Oxen Pond Road, St. John’s, NL. Built circa 1850-1851 by farmer John O’Brien it is the third house built by O’Brien on his farm on Nagle’s Hill. Situated on a narrow, steep, winding gravel road at a high point of the city this farmhouse is nestled in a forested grove and overlooks much of the City of St. John’s, with panoramic views of the south, east and west. The municipal designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

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