004 Park Place
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C, Canada
Links and documents
1878/01/01 to 1881/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
This 3 storey Second Empire dwelling is located at 004 Park Place on Rennie's Mill Road in St. John's and is situated within the Rennie's Mill Road Federal Heritage District. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
004 Park Place is designated a Municipal Heritage Structure for its aesthetic and historical values.
004 Park Place is aesthetically valuable as a good example of the Second Empire Style. The concave mansard roof, with hooded dormer windows, the decorative eaves brackets and the bay windows on the first floor are all characteristics of the Second Empire Style as it appears in St. John’s. 004 Park Place is also architecturally valuable for its association with well-known architectural firm of J. & J.T. Southcott. The Southcott firm was the purveyor of the Second Empire style in Newfoundland and it is often locally referred to as the Southcott Style.
004 Park Place is historically valuable for its association with prominent Newfoundland politician Augustus F. Goodridge. Goodridge made an important contribution to the political and commercial culture of Newfoundland. Goodridge was first a businessman and then a politician, eventually becoming Prime Minister of Newfoundland in 1894.
Source: City of St. John's Archives designation file.
All those elements that define the building's Second Empire design, including:
mansard roof with hooded dormers;
-narrow wood clapboard;
-size, style and placement of windows;
-original right gable end entrance with enclosed porch;
-keystone decorations around doors and windows;
-chain-like decoration above second storey windows;
-dentils on eaves;
-decorative fascia board;
-all decorative window trims; 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
- Multiple Dwelling
Architect / Designer
J. and J.T. Southcott
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