17, Helen Street, Municipality of Huron East, Ontario, N0K, Canada
17 Helen Street
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Cornish Residence is located at 17 Helen Street, on the north side of Helen Street, west of James Street, in Seaforth, in the Municipality of Huron East. The one-and-a-half storey white stucco residence was constructed in 1870.
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 for 1978.
The Cornish Residence is a one-and-a-half storey white stucco residence that was constructed in 1870. The residence is a good representation of Gothic Revival architecture. Typical of this style, is the lancet window in the large centred gable, detailed decorative trim and large veranda. 17 Helen Street is unique in having angled rooms on either side of the main entrance.
Source: Town of Seaforth By-Law Number 12 for 1978.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 17 Helen Street include its:
- one-and-a-half storey construction
- brick chimney
- lancet window with shutters
- large center gable with decorative trim
- detailed transom with brackets and sidelights
- wood detailing on the veranda
- gable roof
- angled rooms on either side of the entrance
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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