62 Water Street
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1Y, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
62 Water Street is a two-storey, cottage style, wooden structure located on Water Street in Carbonear. Built in 1919 by Jack Saunders of the well-known firm Saunders Howell, 62 Water Street provides an example of typical cottage style construction in the early 20th century. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
62 Water Street is a Registered Heritage Structure for its aesthetic, historic and environmental values:
62 Water Street provides an excellent example of early 20th century cottage style construction. Constructed of wood, the structure has a hipped roof and dormer that are typical of this style of architecture. Furthermore, the covered porch supported by a wooden column and the well preserved woodwork on the interior is also indicative of the cottage style.
62 Water Street is also architecturally valuable for its association with builder Jack Saunders. Saunders was instrumental to the formation of the firm Saunders Howell which went on to become one of the most successful building and manufacturing firms in the province. 62 Water Street is one of the best examples of Saunders’ early work.
62 Water Street is historically valuable because it provides a reminder of the prosperity in Carbonear in the early 20th century. There are few remaining grand houses in Carbonear and 62 Water Street is one of the best remaining examples of the economic vitality of this period.
The location of 62 Water Street makes it valuable in the community of Carbonear. East Water Street is the historically prosperous area of Carbonear and the location of this building in the East Water Street area of the community suggests the prosperity of this time period.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered Property File: Carbonear- 62 Water Street.
-single hung windows with diamond shaped panes in the upper sash;
-size, shape and position of windows on facade;
-location in East Water Street area of Carbonear.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Jack Saunders(Saunders Howell)
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
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