87, Main Street North, Municipality of Huron East, Ontario, Canada
87 Main Street North
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Horthy House is located at 87 Main Street North, on the corner of Main Street and North Street, in the Town of Seaforth, in the Municipality of Huron East. The one-and-a-half storey brick residence was constructed in 1872.
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 Horthy House is associated with the Ament family. Constructed in 1872, it was one of the first of a number of residences built in the Seaforth area by John Ament. Ament's sons, William and Philip, operated a large planing mill on the two lots south of Horthy House.
The Horthy House is a one-and-a-half storey brick residence with a central gable, a style popular at the time. The Horthy House features a prominent semi-circular head window in the gable above a central entrance. The main entrance has a rectangular transom and sidelights.
Source: By-law 12-1978 Municipality of Huron East.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 87 Main Street include its:
- one-and-a-half storey brick construction
- gable roof
- gable window with semi-circular head
- main entrance with rectangular sidelights and transom
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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