31, Goderich Street West, Municipality of Huron East, Ontario, Canada
31 Goderich Street West
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Pinkney House is located at 31 Goderich Street West, on the north side of Goderich Street West, west of Ann Street, in the Town of Seaforth, in the Municipality of Huron East. The one-and-a-half storey stucco residence was constructed in 1846.
The property was designated, by the former Township of Seaforth (now Municipality of Huron East) in 1985, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 18-1985.
The Pinkney House reflects a vernacular style. Built in 1846 the house is known for its unique embellishments and ornamental gardens. Gothic elements include the bargeboard trim on the gable ends, as well as the finial, on the top of the front and west gable. Of note is the front veranda with its unique curved roof, its railings and its decorative trim. Important features also include the landscape design and ornamental gardens.
Source: Municipality of Huron East By-law 18-1985.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Pinkney House include its:
- one-and-a-half storey stucco construction
- cross-gabled roof
- bargeboard trim
- front veranda with curved roof
- decorative railings and trim
- front entrance with transom and sidelights
- double hung windows and shutters
- landscaping and gardens
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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