15 Pownal Street
15 Pownal Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A, Canada
Links and documents
1866/01/01 to 1879/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
15 Pownal Street is a simple two and a half storey home, near the corner of historic Pownal and Water Streets. The building is believed to have once been a former coach house for the building next door at 27-27.5 Water Street/ 11 Pownal Street. The designation encompasses the building’s exterior and parcel; it does not include the building’s interior.
15 Pownal Street's heritage value lies in its origin as a coach house for the adjacent property, 27-27.5 Water Street/11 Pownal Street and its presence as an historic building on the Pownal Street streetscape.
It is thought the coach house was built sometime after the Charlottetown Fire of 1866, since the earliest photo of the building shows a small structure on the 15 Pownal Street site oriented north-south. The 1879 panoramic map of Charlottetown shows a larger building on the site, facing east, as the current building does, meaning that the building was constructed somewhere in between 1866 and 1879. At some point, the coach house was renovated to become a residence. Ballingall's Directory of Prince Edward Island for 1914 lists Leslie Auld, truant and detention officer, as residing at 15 Pownal Street. Later directories list the home as a residence as well.
15 Pownal Street is a simple but very attractive residence. Situated between two quite different historic properties, it adds variety to the Pownal Street streetscape.
Sources: Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
The following character defining elements illustrate the heritage value of 15 Pownal Street:
- The placement and style of the windows, including the rectangular shaped window near the front door
- The off- centre placement and style of the front door
- The small roof over the door with its decorative brackets
- The pitch of the gable roof
- The position of the chimney
- The wooden siding including the projecting moulding between the first and second stories
- The simple decorative trim
- The location of the building at 15 Pownal Street
Prince Edward Island
City of Charlottetown
City of Charlottetown Zoning and Development Bylaw
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Communications and Transportation
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
Cross-Reference to Collection