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304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway

0, 304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1981/01/01

Window detail; RHI 2006
304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway
Front Facade; RHI 2006
304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway
Detail of Tower; RHI 2006
304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway

Other Name(s)

304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway
Queale Terrace

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1906/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/09/05

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Queale Terrace at 304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway is a brick, two storey building located within the historic area of the Glebe. This “Rogue-Victorian” style building has been described as eye catching and romantic. It is a unique example of an early 20th century housing development.

The designation is confined to the footprint of the building. It does not include the building's interior.

The Queale Terrace at 304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway is recognized by the City of Ottawa for its heritage value in By-law 369-81.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of the Queale Terrace at 304-312 Queen Elizabeth Driveway lies in its aesthetic and its role in supporting the heritage fabric of the Glebe area.

Erected in 1906, the building is a two-storey solid brick structure with a flat roof. Five projecting square towers accent its saw-tooth plan. The ingenious saw-tooth plan was the solution chosen to accommodate the grouping to the angle that the Driveway forms with First and Second Avenues, thus truly exploiting the natural contours of the land, in the most charming and informal way.

Two of the towers are crowned with pyramidal roofs, two with barrel vaulted roofs and one with a bell-shaped roof. Two storey wood porches and a wood balustrade, running above the roof cornice, unite each tower. The building is further decorated by; bull's-eye tower windows, alternating flat and arched headed windows and the use of accenting building materials.

The combination of these elements makes the building a unique architectural landmark in the Glebe area and the City of Ottawa. It aesthetic remains distinctive among the upper-and upper-middle-class homes built in the early 1900s along the Driveway.

Source: City of Ottawa Heritage Designation Files.

Character-Defining Elements

Character defining elements which relate to the heritage value of the building include its:
- ingenious saw-tooth plan
- eclectic design
- two-storey, brick structure with three storey towers
- two-storey verandahs
- bulls-eye windows
- bracketed towers
- balustrades and arched windows

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Ontario

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (ON)

Recognition Statute

Ontario Heritage Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)

Recognition Date

1981/01/01

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Residence
Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

HPON06-0175

Status

Published

Related Places

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