Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0C, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Lawrence Cottage is a one and a half story, wooden framed house with a gable roof located on Lawrence Lane in Bonavista. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Lawrence Cottage has been designated as a heritage building because of its architectural and cultural values.
Architecturally, Lawrence Cottage is reflective of the style of house built for well-to-do residence in Bonavista during the latter part of the 19th century. The house was built using typical wood frame construction and the exterior was decorated in the current style. The interior presents detailing that is original to the house and the floor plan has remained unchanged since the time of its construction. The architectural value of this house lies in the fact that it reflects, both inside and out, the craftsmanship of early builders in Bonavista.
Lawrence Cottage has cultural value because of its associations with a prominent family in Bonavista, the Lawrence family. Lawrence Cottage was constructed for John Lawrence Jr., a local business man and tinsmith. This property once included a tinsmith shop, which is relevant to the history of Bonavista and area because it provides a connection with an important occupation in a fishing community.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, unnumbered property file, Bonavista - Lawrence Cottage
All original features which relate to the age and style of the property, including:
-gable roof with wooden shingle covering;
-placement and appearance of peaked dormer;
-original uniform windows openings and door placement;
-original windows and doors throughout;
-exterior decorative elements including trim on windows, rain caps and door mouldings;
-linhay at back of house;
-all interior features which reflect the age and style of the building; and
-dimensions, location and orientation of building.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Historic Resources Act
Registered Heritage Structure
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Location of supporting documentation: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
1 Springdale Street, St.John’s Newfoundland, A1C 5V5
Cross-Reference to Collection
Lawrence Cottage Municipal Heritage Building
Lawrence Cottage is a one-and-a-half storey, wooden framed house with a gable roof located at 006 Lawrence Lane in Bonavista, NL. The municipal heritage designation is confined to…