The McCulla House
2944, Pierce Road, Ottawa, City of, Ontario, K0A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The McCulla House is a one-and-a-half-storey stone house located in the former Marlborough Township and subsequent Rideau Township, at 2944 Pierce Road. It is now in the City of Ottawa.
The former Township of Rideau (now the City of Ottawa) recognizes the heritage values of the McCulla House in By-Law 50/85 on April 15, 1985.
The McCulla House is associated with one of the earliest families who settled in the Marlborough area and with James McCulla. The property was originally owned by the Ryan Family in the early 1850s, one of the earliest families to settle in the Marlborough area. Between the early 1850s and the late 1870s, the property changed ownership several times until James McCulla purchased the property in 1878. McCulla was a farmer who had emigrated from Ireland and whose name became associated with the property.
The McCulla House is a fine example of stone house architecture prevalent during the 1865-1870 period in the area. Typical features include the coursed rough faced stone on the front façade and a centre gable. There is symmetry in the three-bay plan, created by the central entrance which is flanked by six-over-six sash windows. The entranceway includes a rectangular transom and sidelights, located directly below a simplistic interpretation of a Palladian style window, in the centre gable.
Sources: City of Ottawa By-Law 50/85; Rideau Township Archives L.A.C.A.C Files; City of Ottawa File XD001-XMM3200/0003423.
Character defining elements that reflect the heritage value of the McCulla House include its:
- Palladian style window on the front façade
- high-pitched gable roof
- two chimneys on either end of the roof
- coursed rubble stone exterior
- metal roof
- central gable
- six over six pane sash windows on the front façade
- main entrance with rectangular transom and sidelights
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
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