213 Prince Street
213 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
213 Prince Street is a two-and-one-half storey Georgian influenced apartment and commercial building located on the corner of Prince and Fitzroy Streets. Its features include a symmetrical facade, large rectangular windows and a steeply pitched gable roof. The designation encompasses the building's exterior and parcel; it does not include the building's interior.
The heritage value of 213 Prince Street lies in its Georgian influenced architecture and its role in supporting the heritage character of the area.
It is unknown when 213 Prince Street was constructed, but it appears on the 1878 Panoramic View of Charlottetown map. Influenced by the Georgian style of architecture, the house has retained its massing however a number of changes, such as the siding and fenestration, have been made. Built in an area with a number of heritage homes, including the National Historic Site, Fairholm, it helps support the heritage character of the area.
Local directories reveal some of the former residents of 213 Prince Street. The 1928 Telephone Directory lists Mrs. A. E. Oakes at the address and the 1935 edition indicates that Gerald E. Proctor was a resident. By 1971, Arnold McGray owned the building and Sydney Cameron was a tenant.
Sources: Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
The heritage value of the house is shown in the following character-defining elements:
- the two-and-one-half storey massing of the building
- the size and rectangular shape of the sash windows
- the centre placement of the door with an adjacent door for the business
- the steeply pitched gable roof
- the gable dormer
- the size and placement of the brick chimney
Prince Edward Island
City of Charlottetown
City of Charlottetown Zoning and Development Bylaw
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Multiple Dwelling
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
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