St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C, Canada
Links and documents
1889/01/01 to 1907/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Monkstown Manor is located at 051 Monkstown Road in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Monkstown Manor has been designated a Municipal Heritage Structure due to its aesthetic and historic value.
This building is a fine example of the Second Empire style of architecture. This house has narrow wooden clapboard, a Mansard roof and slightly arched dormer windows. The three sided bay window has brackets and moulded panels, and the main entrance has an entablature with brackets and pilasters. As well, the main entrance is recessed and features panels and a transom window.
In 1915, the building was owned by Walter J. Kenny, bookkeeper for the Public Charities Office. The building was later owned and occupied by Newfoundland folk musician Kelly Russell. In 1979 Kelly Russell founded a recording company, Pigeon Inlet Productions, and began producing traditional albums. By 1991 the company had released over 20 albums. A Pigeon Inlet compilation album, All The Best, became the first locally produced compact disc.
Source: City of St. John's Archives municipal designation file.
All elements that define the building's Second Empire design, including:
-mansard roof with dormer windows;
-narrow wood clapboard;
-shape, size and fenestration of windows;
-original entrance with recessed doorway, transom, brackets; and
-size and dimensions of building.
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
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of St. John's Archives, Railway Coastal Museum, 3rd Floor, 495 Water Street, P.O. Box 908, St. John's, NL A1C 5M2
Cross-Reference to Collection