Church of England Institute CEI Club
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1E, Canada
Links and documents
1900/01/01 to 1901/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Church of England Institute CEI Club is a four storey Second Empire style building located at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Sudbury Street, St. John's, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
This building as been designated for its aesthetic and historic values.
Aesthetic Values: The CEI Club is a fine example of a Second Empire designed public building with its concave mansard roof, pedimented dormer windows, and decorative eaves bracketing.
Historical Values: This building was once the home to the Methodist Orphanage. Orphaned Methodist girls from all areas of Newfoundland were sent here for care. Some funding for operations was provided by the government, but most of the funds came from Methodist churches throughout the island. After the orphanage closed, the Church of England Institute (CEI) took over the building. This was a social club for members of the Church of England and sponsored community sports teams. In the 1950s it dropped its association with the church and opened its membership to people of other denominations.
Source: City of St. John's Archives municipal designation file.
All elements of the Newfoundland interpretation of the Second Empire style, including:
-the concave mansard roof, pedimented dormer windows, and decorative eaves bracketing:
-shape, size, decoration and placement of windows;
-Narrow wood clapboard which covers the building;
-the slightly projected tower with its hip roof located in the front facade with its pedimented dorimer window with trim which flares out at its bottom, dentils and decorative wood shingles; and
-building height, number of storeys, dimensions, and massing.
Newfoundland and Labrador
City of St. John's
City of St. John's Act
City of St. John's Heritage Building, Structure, Land or Area
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Group Residence
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of St. John's Archives, 3rd Floor Railway Coastal Museum, 495 Water Street, P.O. Box 908, St. John's, NL A1C 5M2
Cross-Reference to Collection