Meet Debbie Letawski, Little House Manager
The Little House may be Terrace’s most well-known, iconic heritage home. Originally the residence of George Little, one of Terrace’s earliest residents, it was moved from its former location in 2003 to the heart of Terrace. It was refurbished and now stands as a testament to Terrace’s rich culture and history. Not only is it a tourist attraction, it is also a community centre of sorts. The home’s main floor is often used for community events, and the antiques, gift and art shop inside draws both visitors and residents.
Manager Debbie Letawski feels particularly intertwined with the community because she interacts with so many of its residents on a daily basis. “You become connected with every aspect of the community,” says Debbie, “with the local businesses, the people that live, work and visit Terrace. There is a sense of belonging, caring and being supportive with an enormous amount of pride.” She has a deep appreciation for Terrace’s unique culture. “You get to know the history, the town’s pioneers and where it got its name,” Debbie states. She adds there are many second generation businesses in Terrace and a particularly strong sense of community spirit here. People are eager to give back to their community and to participate in events and activities.
Debbie and her staff work hard to give everyone a positive impression of Terrace and make the Little House a warm and welcoming place. “We have made it the best train stop on VIA Rail’s line. Visitors love the experience that they leave with and we get to showcase our local art to the world.”
Vintage. Warm. Eclectic.
The George Little House is a heritage home, a nod to the man that many locals refer to as “the founder of Terrace,” and a community hub, gathering place and tourist attraction. The iconic home on the rails tells a unique story and also houses a charming antiques and gifts shop. Visitors will find an abundance of First Nations fine art, including masks, carvings and gold, silver and copper carved jewellery. There is even an artisan carver right on site. Visitors will also find a unique selection of books, souvenirs and Pacific Northwest Coast Topographic Maps. The Little House is a must-stop for every visitor to Terrace.
The Little House is a member of the Terrace Downtown Improvement Area Society and Kermodei Tourism.
Mention you saw the Little House on Love Terrace and receive a Kermodei bear fridge magnet.
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