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Scott House

7, Egerton Street, City of Brantford, Ontario, N3T, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2005/10/31

Featured is the semi-circular arched front windows and louvered arch top shutters, 2006.; City of Brantford, Department of Planning, 2006.
Façade and North Elevation of the Scott House
Featured is the brick frieze and bevelled quoins, 2006.; City of Brantford, Department of Planning, 2006.
Façade and South Elevation of the Scott House
Featured is the front gable with pointed arch window, 2006.; City of Brantford, Department of Planning, 2006.
Façade of the Scott House

Other Name(s)

Scott House
7 Egerton Street

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Construction Date(s)


Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/09/03

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Scott House, located at 7 Egerton Street, is situated on the west side of the street, between Maple Avenue and Lorne Crescent, in the City of Brantford. This one-storey sandstone building was designed in the Ontario Cottage style and was constructed in the vernacular, in 1878.

The property was designated for its historic and architectural value under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 181-2005).

Heritage Value

The Scott House is associated with Henry John McGlashan who lived in the house after its original owner Jason Scott. McGlashan was an accountant for the Grand Trunk Railway, a branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was also the Manager of the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company, a member of the Brantford Board of Trade, a Captain in the Canadian Militia and a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. In Brantford, he served as a City Alderman.

The Scott House is an excellent example of a Brantford vernacular cottage, which is the well known Ontario Cottage style, derived from the English Regency Cottage style. The majority of the cottages were constructed from the 1870s to the 1920s, a period which corresponds with the economic prosperity of the city. This house was constructed of white sandstone brick and features a central gable with a pointed arch window. The gingerbread scrollwork has pendants hanging from the serrated bottom edge. A brick frieze and bevelled quoins decorate the facade. Semi-circular arched front windows and louvered shutters add to the elegance of the home.

Source: City of Brantford By-law 181-2005.

Character-Defining Elements

Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Scott House include its:
- vernacular brick construction in the Ontario cottage style
- front gable with pointed window
- gingerbread scrollwork with pendants hanging from the serrated bottom
- raised brick frieze and bevelled quoins
- semi-circular arched two over two hung windows including original shutters




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (ON)

Recognition Statute

Ontario Heritage Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

2005/01/01 to 2005/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce

Function - Category and Type



Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Brantford 100 Wellington Square Brantford, ON N3T 5R7

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