241, Broad Street W., Haldimand County, Ontario, N1A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Lalor Estate is a two-and-a-half-storey residence with a four-gable roof and a wrap-around veranda. This Edwardian structure was built at 241 Broad Street West, Dunnville, Ontario, in 1905.
It was designated, by Haldimand County for its historical and architectural significance, through By-law 468/04.
The Lalor Estate is named for its builder, Francis Ramsey Lalor, a prominent Dunnville businessman, politician, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Lalor was born in 1855, in St. Catherines, Ontario and came to Dunnville three years later with his widowed mother. His many business interests included two dry goods stores, a grocery store, an apple evaporator, natural gas wells, the F.R. Lalor Canning Factories, the F.R. Lalor Ashes Company, and the Monarch Knitting Mills.
The original estate consisted of six lots, a carriage house, an ice house, and the current residence. In the 1940s, parts of three lots were severed along with the carriage and ice houses. The original dwelling, two-and-a-half-stories high, has remained mostly unaltered for almost 100 years. The wrap-around porch, with its fluted columns, and the four-gable roof, are of particular interest. The exterior walls are red brick with dark brick flourishes near the roofline. Inside the house are seven different and visually unique fireplaces. The formal dining room has wood paneled walls, adding a bit of elegance, along with the front main stairway and banister and the wooden archway and pillars at the front of the second floor hallway.
Source: Haldimand County By-law 468/04.
Character defining elements that reflect the heritage value of the Lalor Estate include its:
- two-and-a-half-storey massing
- brick construction
- wrap-around porch with fluted columns
- four gable roof
- details on all exterior corbels
- birds-eye maple trim and veneer in the front bedroom
- leaded glass double entry and vestibule
- seven fireplaces
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Hotel, Motel or Inn
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Dunnville Public Library;
Cayuga Registry Office
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