85 Albion Street
85, Albion, London, City of, Ontario, N6H, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
85 Albion Street is on the east side of Albion Street, north of Moir Street, in the City of London. The one-storey white-brick cottage was constructed circa 1880.
The property was designated by the City of London in 1993 for its heritage value or interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law L.S.P.-3185-132).
The white brick cottage at 85 Albion Street is a good representation of Gothic Revival architecture. The house, constructed circa 1880, is built on a field-stone base and features a centre gable, with a small louvered window enhanced by decorative fretwork and finials. Brick voussoirs surround all the windows. The entranceway is triple-arched and has multiple lights set into the doorway.
The front porch was a later addition. It has a symmetrical temple appearance with a front pediment, entablature with shallow brackets and corner brackets supported by four Doric columns.
85 Albion Street, along with several other cottages along Albion helps to define the streetscape. These cottages are a reminder of the area's origins as a working-class neighbourhood.
Source: City of London, By-law L.S.P.-3185-132
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the 85 Albion Street include its:
- white-brick exterior
- fieldstone base
- symmetrical three-bay facade
- gable roof
- two brick chimneys
- centre gable
- brick voussoirs
- 2 over 1 windows
- decorative fretwork and finials
- triple-arched and pedimented doorway
- close proximity and relationship to other cottages along Albion Street
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 London
300 Dufferin Avenue
P.O. Box 5035
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