Solomon Bowlby House
2295 Highway no. 1, Upper Clements, Nova Scotia, B0S, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Solomon Bowlby House, built c. 1855, is a one-and-a-half storey wooden home set back from the road at the north side of the highway which runs east-west through Upper Clements, Nova Scotia. The property and the building are included in the designation.
The architectural value of the building as recognized by its municipal heritage designation is its vernacular tradition with New England Colonial influences and its many original features. The one-and-a-half storey wooden building has a medium-pitched end-gable roof with a small central chimney. Pilasters and return eaves outline the gable ends.
The three-bay symmetrical façade has fairly rare double windows, a distinctive central doorway, covered with a pedimented portico and is framed with sidelights. There is a summer kitchen addition on the north side.
Solomon Bowlby, a farmer, purchased the property consisting of thirteen acres of land in 1855; his name appears as a resident in this location on the A. F. Church map of 1876 and on the Western Counties Railway plan, dated 1876. The site has passed through several owners including: Ross Bowlby, Robert Curtis and James Essensa. The property has been owned by the Mailman family from 1920 until 2009 and is a valued testament to the agricultural past of Upper Clements.
Source: Heritage Property File no. OIBNS01765, Municipality of the County of Annapolis, 752 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N. S., B0S 1A0
The character-defining elements of 2295 Highway 1 include:
-medium-pitched end-gable roof;
-pilasters and return eaves at gable ends;
-small central chimney;
-three-bay symmetrical façade with double windows;
-central doorway with pedimented portico framed with sidelights;
-wooden shingle siding.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Municipality of the County of Annapolis, Municipal Administration Building, 752 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, N. S., B0S 1A0
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