2717 Clarke Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Appleyard Residence is a large, boxy Edwardian era two-storey plus basement residential building situated on its original site surrounded by mature trees and plantings.
This impressive Foursquare style house, the oldest remaining building on this block, was built about 1910, at a time when Port Moody experienced a steady influx of immigrant residents due to the increased job opportunities in the growing lumber products industry. This population growth represented the importance of the manufacture of wood products to the local economy, which spurred development through the provision of employment opportunities and also opened up prospects in the service industries. The original owner of this house was Finnish-born Pekka Saasta, (1863-1916), a shoeman by trade.
The house is also valued for its association with Frederick Appleyard, subsequent owner and possibly first resident, who had acquired the house before 1914. Appleyard worked in the lumber industry and served on the Port Moody City Council in 1917. Born in England, Appleyard (1867-1949) married Minnie Appleyard (1868-1953), in Lillooet, B.C. in 1898; they lived in Port Moody for several decades until the 1930s.
The Appleyard Residence is also significant as a local example of the Foursquare style, a practical and popular style for residential buildings of the Edwardian era.
Source: Heritage Planning Files, City of Port Moody
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Appleyard Residence include its:
- elements of the Foursquare style, as exemplified by the rectangular form, cubic symmetrical massing and simple uncluttered detailing
- bellcast hip roof
- full open front verandah with a front stairway inset under the verandah roof
- original exterior features such as narrow lapped wooden siding, cornerboards and trim
- double-hung wooden-sash 1-over-1 windows, some arranged in double assemblies
- surviving original interior finishes including plaster walls and wooden trim
- the mature garden setting with tall landmark trees
Local Governments (BC)
Local Government Act, s.954
Community Heritage Register
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Planning Files, City of Port Moody
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