925 5th Avenue North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K, Canada
Links and documents
1928/01/01 to 1928/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Larkin House is a Municipal Heritage Property located at 925- 5th Avenue in Saskatoon's City Park neighbourhood. The designation applies to the exterior of a two-storey, wood-frame home built in 1928.
The heritage value of the Larkin House lies in its association with two families that had a significant impact on the Saskatoon business community in the 1920s. Charles Larkin was a prominent member of Saskatoon’s business community, serving as an accountant with J.H. Speers & Co. Plant and in a number of senior positions with the Saskatoon Dairy Pool. Larkin lived in the house from 1929-1940. George Perrott, who owned and operated Modern Laundry, a business that survives today as Canadian Linen Supply, lived in the house from 1945-1972.
The heritage value of the home also lies in its architecture. Built in the Colonial style, the exterior of the building is adorned with a portico over the front entrance, a symmetrical facade and gambrel roof. This architectural style was common to developing communities across Canada prior to World War One.
City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 8633.
The heritage value of the Larkin house resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements associated with Charles Larkin and George Perrott, such as its existence on its original location in City Park;
-those exterior architectural elements typical of the Colonial style, such as the symmetrical placement of the windows on the main and upper level; the symmetrical facade; the portico over the front entrance supported by Classical pillars and the building's gambrel roof with its bell-cast eaves and shed dormers.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1942/01/01 to 1975/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK, S4P 4H2
File No: MHP 2357
Cross-Reference to Collection