015 Portugal Cove Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B, Canada
Links and documents
1920/01/01 to 1925/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
This 3 storey concrete Second Empire dwelling is located at 015 Portugal Cove Road St. John's, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
015 Portugal Cove Road has been designated for its aesthetic value.
015 Portugal Cove Road is aesthetically valuable because it is one of the few concrete Second Empire buildings in St. John's. This style is reflected in the Mansard roof, peaked dormer windows, and eaves bracketing. This house is sheathed in concrete brick and stands apart from all other houses in the neighborhood, which have wooden or vinyl exteriors. The industrial appearance is delicately balanced with Second Empire decorative elements such as the covered, open porch with spindles and dainty brackets. This house still has its original main entrance with sidelights and transom. The interrupted Mansard roof is centrally located and peaked dormers flank either side. Eaves brackets and moulded eaves also add to soften the look of this property.
Source: City of St. John's Archives property file - 015 Portugal Cove Road
All those elements that reflect the Second Empire style, including:
-interrupted mansard roof;
-covered, open porch with spindles and brackets;
-concrete brick construction;
-original entrance with sidelights and transom;
-all window openings and fenestrations; and
-building height, massing and orientation.
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, 3rd Floor Railway Coastal Museum, 495 Water Street, P.O. Box 908, St. John's, NL A1C 5M2
Cross-Reference to Collection