Dante Lenardon Hall, Kings College
U.W.O. Music Teacher's College
U.W.O. Conservatory of Music
291 Epworth Avenue
1071 Waterloo Street
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Goodholme, is located at 291 Epworth Avenue at King's University College of Western University in London Ontario. Located on the south side of Epworth Avenue, it is west of Waterloo Street. Goodholme is a two-and-half-storey stone and timber residence, that was constructed in 1935.
The property was designated, by the City of London in 1983, for its historic or architectural value or interest, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law L.S.P. – 2662-294).
Goodholme is situated within King's University College, a sprawling, park-like campus at the University of Western Ontario. Together with several other historic buildings, including St. Peters Seminary, it contributes to the serene atmosphere of the property.
Goodholme was constructed in 1935 as the residence for prominent London citizen, James D. Good. Good was the Co-founder and Vice-President of the Supertest Petroleum Corporation. He was involved in a number of different community organizations and clubs and made significant contributions to the City through his service work.
Goodholme was used primarily as a residence and place of entertainment for visiting guests. Good also opened his home for worthwhile causes, in particular, as accommodation for child evacuees from Britain, during the second world war. Upon Good's death in 1951, the residence was purchased by the University of Western Ontario. It has housed a number of different schools and programs over the past five decades.
Goodholme is a fine example of the Tudor Revival style of architecture executed on a large residential scale. Characteristic of this style, the house features steeply-pitched rooflines and tall windows. It is composed of stone, half-timbering and stucco. Other elements that typify the Tudor Revival style include the multi-paned windows, the decorative carvings on the projecting window bays and the dormer windows on the façade and all elevations. Also of note is the recessed entry on the façade, which features a projecting stone arcade and covered driveway.
Source: City of London, By-law L.S.P. – 2662-294.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of Goodholme include its:
- stone, half-timbering and stucco construction
- steeply-pitched roof
- tall, narrow, multi-paned windows
- decorative carvings on the projecting window bays
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
1993/01/01 to 1993/01/01
1981/01/01 to 1981/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Post-Secondary Institution
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of London
Planning and Development Department
300 Dufferin Avenue
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