Built in the 1930's, this little house is believed to be the first structure built by the Borkowski
brothers in what later became known as the "Borkowski Block" of buildings they built around
the Maple Leave Hotel (now Caribou Ski). The best part of this unconfirmed story is that
none of the Borkowski's were initially carpenters and would read books obtained through
railway library loan about home building by lamplight each night, then go out and work on the
house the next day. A true testament to the abilities of Cariboo Pioneers!
A later owner bought this house in 1956. Many people in Williams Lake remember the
fabulous subsistence garden he and his wife grew for over 50 years, and best known of all
were their plentiful potatoes (hence the community nickname).