7053 First Line
7053, First Line, Township of Centre Wellington, Ontario, N0B, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
7053 First Line is situated on the east side of the road, between Side Roads 20 and 25, in the former Township of West Garafraxa, now the Township of Centre Wellington. This one-and-a-half-storey squared fieldstone building resembles the Gothic Revival style and was constructed in 1892.
The property was designated, by the Township of Centre Wellington, for its architectural value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 2006-032).
7053 First Line is an L-shaped structure constructed of squared fieldstone of varying shades. This house closely resembles the Scottish influenced Gothic Revival architectural style commonly found in Wellington County. The structure has two independently symmetrical parts which feature peaked gables. Rendering, which involves covering the walls in plaster to add a decorative design, gives this house the illusion of being constructed of cut stone, while also creating a more formal squared composition. The decorative barge-board in the peaks of the roof and the dormer gable, and the decorative brackets on the roofline above the bay window are indicative of the Gothic Revival style. The projecting triple-bay window on the left of the façade features segmented arches and iron cresting, which is characteristic of the Second Empire style. The two upper-storey windows are accented by louvered shutters. A modern glassed-in porch encloses the front entrance, on the right façade. This addition is sympathetic to the building's style and contributes to its character.
Source: Township of Centre Wellington By-law 2006-032.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 7053 First Line include its:
- squared fieldstone walls
- front triple bay window including decorative brackets and ornamental cresting
- decorative barge-board in the peaks of the roof and the dormer gable
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
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
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