William Ellis Saint House
Bonvista, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0C, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Built in 1899, Ellis Saint House provides a good example of late nineteenth, early twentieth century vernacular architecture in Newfoundland. Located in Bonavista, the two-storeyed, steep gable roof house is a highly visible landmark in the town. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Ellis Saint House is designated as a Registered Heritage Structure due to its architectural and cultural values.
The Ellis Saint House is architecturally valuable as a good example of vernacular architecture of this period. There have been few alterations to the architectural style of the building since its construction and thus most style elements remain intact.
The Ellis Saint House is a landmark in the community of Bonavista. Its location at a high elevation makes the house a highly visible structure in the town.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador unnumbered property designation file, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
All elements that define the building's outport vernacular design including:
-3 bay facade;
-2/2 double hung windows;
-wood post foundation;
-partially enclosed porch;
-steep gable roof;
-clapboard sheathing; and,
-location and context within community.
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
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
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