Former Noye House
4285 Hopedale Road, Route 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, C0A, Canada
Links and documents
1917/01/01 to 1922/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The fomer Noye House is a large Colonial Revival influenced house located on the Hopedale Road in Hunter River. It has a hipped roof and symmetrical facade with a central entrance flanked by a pair of stacked bay windows. The entrance has a projecting second storey sunroom topped by a triangular pediment.
The house is valued for its well preserved Colonial Revival style elements and for its association with early residents of Hunter River.
The home was built at some point between 1917 and 1922 by P.J. (Percy) and Sarah (Matheson) Noye. It was the first house in Hunter River to have the modern conveniences of electricity and plumbing. They used the home as their residence and as a boarding house.
Percy Noye (c. 1887-1966) was a prominent merchant in the village and president of the Hunter River Hydro Electric Company. When Sarah Noye (c. 1887-1944) passed away, the house came into the possession of her son, Vernon Noye. He and his family resided on the first floor, while Percy resided on the second floor.
In the 1950s, a rectangular addition was constructed on the north side of the house where Vernon operated an electrical and plumbing contracting business. This space was later used by the Hunter River Pharmacy and is currently the location of the local MP's constituency office.
Despite numerous additions on the back of the building, the original Colonial Revival influenced house retains many of its original features. It is an asset to the community.
Source: Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/H9
The heritage value of the house is shown in the following character-defining elements:
- the two-storey wood framed construction
- the square configuration with large hipped roof
- the brick chimneys
- the wood shingle cladding with decorative trim
- the symmetrical fenestration of the facade
- the stacked bay windows
- the second storey sunroom with protruding triangular pediment
- the wide eaves with modillion bracketting
- the extensions on the side and back of the house
Prince Edward Island
Province of Prince Edward Island
Heritage Places Protection Act
Registered Historic Place
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/H9
Cross-Reference to Collection