Conche, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Casey Store is a 11/2 storey, unadorned, wooden fisheries outbuilding located at 197 Harbour Drive, Conche. Designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Casey Store has been designated a Registered Heritage Structure because it has historic and cultural values.
The Casey Store has historic value because of its connection with the French Shore and the fishery. This saltfish storage building and twine loft is located in Conche, one of two important fishing centres on the north east coast of Newfoundland. The community was established as a French migratory fishing station after the 17th century. It was a major site of the French Shore fishing activities until 1904, when the French relinquished their treaty rights.
Conche Harbour was also the scene of an encounter between British warships and French fishing ships in 1702 and a cannon from this battle lies at the bottom of the harbour.
Casey Store was built adjoining the family stage and the Caseys are one of the original settler families of Conche. Their rooms were first occupied by the builder’s father, Captain Tom Casey (1799-1880) who was immortalized in one of the earliest extant ballads describing a Newfoundland sealing voyage.
Casey Store has cultural value because it is a good surviving example of the French Shore’s traditional fisheries architecture. It reflects a method of construction typical of the 19th and 20th centuries and was one of many saltfish stores in the community. Its age is unusual because the structures were never meant to be permanent. Today the Casey Store is one of the oldest remaining fisheries buildings left on the French Shore. The building reflects a traditional lifestyle that no longer exists.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered file "Conche-Casey Store"
-1.5 storey loft building
-steeply pitched gable roof
-wood post foundation
-location at the ocean’s edge
-orientation, location and dimensions
-door and window placement and dimensions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Food Supply
- Fisheries Site
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1N 5V5
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