078 Prescott Street, Neville Framing
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C, Canada
Links and documents
1893/01/01 to 1902/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
078 Prescott Street is a two storey 19th century mercantile building located at the corner of Prescott and Flavin Streets in the downtown core of St. John’s. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
078 Prescott Street is designated a municipal heritage structure because it holds aesthetic value.
078 Prescott Street is aesthetically valuable because it is a good example of 19th century vernacular mercantile construction. Located on the corner of Prescott and Flavin Streets this building is uniquely designed to fit the lot on which it sits. This building is a two storey, flat roofed structure with narrow wooden clapboard and overhanging eaves. It wraps around two city streets with a truncated front façade with a recessed main entrance. 078 Prescott Street still retains its original wooden mouldings, fascia boards and sign bands which remain in an unpainted condition. The large plate glass windows indicate the commercial nature of this building, while the second floor window fenestration indicates residential or office space. These second storey windows are 1/1 and have small, eared shelves and narrow mouldings. This building is attached to 074/ 076 Prescott Street and both structures are architecturally similar.
City of St. John's Archives, unnumbered property file, St. John's - 078 Prescott Street
All those elements that reflect the 19th century mercantile style, including:
-recessed front door;
-plate glass windows;
-narrow wood clapboard;
-flat roof with extended eaves;
-1/1 windows with small shelf and narrow mouldings;
-original wooden trim, mouldings, fascia boards and sign bands; and
-size, 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
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Office or Office Building
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