23, Sparling Street, Municipality of Huron East, Ontario, N0K, Canada
23 Sparling Street
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Hansen Residence is located at 23 Sparling Street, on the east side of Sparling Street, south of Goderich Street West, in Seaforth, in the Municipality of Huron East. The one-and-a-half storey, white brick residence was constructed in 1885.
The property was designated, by the former Town of Seaforth (now Municipality of Huron East) in 1978, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 12 (1978).
The Hansen Residence is a one-and-a-half storey, white brick residence that was built in 1885, by Philip Sparling. The residence is a good representation of houses built in the Seaforth area during the late nineteenth century. It features deep projecting eaves, finely detailed yet massive wooden brackets and a steeply pitched roof, with three large brick chimneys on either side. Other defining features include two peaked gables on the façade, arched windows and two large bay windows, on the first floor. Also of note is the large wrap-around veranda on the façade.
Sources: Town of Seaforth By-law 12 (1978); Designation Proposal.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 23 Sparling Street include its:
- one-and-a-half storey white brick construction
- gable roof
- peaked gables on the façade
- deep projecting eaves with wooden brackets
- wrap-around veranda
- two bay windows on the first storey
- arched windows
- three brick chimneys
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
Municipality of Huron East
72 Main Street,
P.O Box 610
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