61-63 King Street
61-63 King Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
61-63 King Street is a two storey, wood frame, double tenement. The home sits next to a similarly styled home. It represents an early example of affordable housing in Charlottetown. The designation encompasses the building’s exterior and parcel; it does not include the building’s interior.
The heritage value of 61-63 King Street lies in its association with local entrepreneur and philanthropist, Owen Connolly (1820-1887), its role as a representative of early affordable housing in Charlottetown and its role in supporting the King Street streetscape.
Owen Connolly came from humble beginnings in Ireland and went on to become one of Prince Edward Island’s most successful entrepreneurs. Although successful, he also gave back to his community. The two similar double tenements on King Street, of which 61-63 King Street is one, survive as a testament to his philanthropy. It is thought that the homes were originally constructed as affordable housing. It is unclear if the homes were built by Connolly himself or his estate.
61-63 King Street has been well maintained and is now used as an apartment building. Located next to a home of a very similar type, 61-63 King Street is an important part of the King 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 61-63 King Street:
- The overall massing of the home
- The symmetrical facade
- Its simple, unadorned exterior
- The placement and style of the windows
- The style and central placement of the twin doors with their transom lights
- The wooden siding with its simple trim
- The flat roof
Other character-defining elements include:
- The location of 61-63 King Street next to a similar styled home on King Street
Prince Edward Island
City of Charlottetown
City of Charlottetown Zoning and Development Bylaw
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Multiple Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
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