3734 King Street East
3734, King Street East, City of Kitchener, Ontario, N2P, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
3734 King Street East is located on the east side of King Street East, north of Riverbank Drive in the City of Kitchener. The property consists of a one-storey stucco house constructed in circa 1874 and a one-storey fieldstone outbuilding which pre-dates the house.
The property was designated by the City of Kitchener in 1988 for its heritage value under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 88-221).
3734 King Street East is associated with John Livergood, an immigrant from North Carolina, who purchased the land in 1808. The house is believed to have been built in circa 1874. The outbuilding was used as a bake-oven and smokehouse and pre-date the house.
The house located at 3734 King Street East is a good representation of the Georgian Style prominent in the Waterloo Region. Typical of the style, the house has returned eaves and small windows in the gable ends. The symmetrical facade presents a plain door flanked by two over two windows. The outbuilding is built of fieldstone with thick walls and a brick addition. Both buildings have undergone numerous renovations.
Source: City of Kitchener By-law 88-221.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 3734 King Street East include its:
- one-storey stucco exterior
- gable roof
- returned eaves
- two small windows in gable ends
- symmetrical facade
- plain central entrance
- two over two double hung sash windows
- west elevation chimney
- heavily mortared fieldstone exterior
- timber supported, corrugated iron gable roof
- brick addition
- thick walls
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Kitchener
City Hall, P.O. Box 1118
200 King Street West
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