240 Union Street West
240, Union Street West, Township of Centre Wellington, Ontario, N1M, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
240 Union Street West is situated on the south side of the street, between Athol Street and Tower Street South, in the Town of Fergus, now the Township of Centre Wellington. The two-storey cut-limestone building, constructed in circa 1870, was designed in the Georgian style.
The property was designated, for its architectural value, by the Township of Centre Wellington, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 2006-017).
240 Union Street is a fine example of a Georgian-style house. It is a two-storey, single-detached structure with classic proportions that was built in circa 1870. The cut-limestone, broken course exterior walls are embellished by quoins. The roof is a medium pitched gable with a double stone chimney on either side. The symmetrical façade features a three-bay front, with one window on either side of the central entranceway. The windows are 6 over 6 sash, accented by louvered shutters. The first storey windows are surmounted by voussoirs and a flat transom. Sidelights highlight the front entranceway.
Source: Township of Centre Wellington, By-Law 2006-017.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 240 Union Street include its:
- cut-limestone, broken course walls including quoins
- medium pitched gable roof with double stone chimneys
- symmetrical three-bay façade
- 6 over 6 sash windows, accented by louvered shutters and voussoirs
- front entranceway, highlighted by a flat transom and sidelights
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
2006/01/01 to 2006/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Township of Centre Wellington
1 MacDonald Square
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