87 Liverpool Street
87, Liverpool Street, City of Guelph, Ontario, N1H, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
87 Liverpool Street is just east of the intersection of Liverpool Street and Glasgow Street North, on the north side of Liverpool Street, in the City of Guelph. The two-storey, red-brick residence was constructed in 1876.
The property was designated, by the City of Guelph, in 1992, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-Law (1992) - 14254.
Built in 1876, 87 Liverpool was the first residence constructed on the north side of Liverpool Street, between Dublin Street and Glasgow Street, and remained so until 1892. As such, it is an important visual reminder of the development of the area as a residential neighbourhood, in the late nineteenth century.
87 Liverpool is associated with Christopher Campbell, a local manufacturer of soap and candles. Campbell was also a partner of Guelph merchant James Massie in the firm “Massie and Campbell”, manufacturers of wholesale biscuits and confectioneries. Campbell occupied the building until 1891. The dwelling was then owned by George T. Moore, an organ regulator with the Bell Organ and Piano Company.
87 Liverpool Street is a two-storey Italianate dwelling constructed of red brick. The dwelling features many elements of Italianate architecture style, including raised quoins, a hip roof, strong buff brick accents and arched lintels over arched double windows. The front entrance is highlighted by a decorative carved lintel, glass sidelights and a fanlight. Of particular significance, is the unusual brick and pier construction. In 1891, under George T. Moore's ownership, the front porch and the rear brick addition were added.
Sources: City of Guelph By-law Number (1992) - 14254; Designation Proposal from the Corporation of the City of Guelph.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 87 Liverpool Street include its:
- brick chimney
- red-brick two-storey construction
- buff brick accents
- raised quoins
- hip roof
- arched lintels over arched double windows
- carved stone lintel
- glass sidelights and fanlight
- front porch
- location on the north side of Liverpool Street
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
1891/01/01 to 1891/01/01
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 Guelph
Community Design and Development Services
1 Carden St.
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