St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C, Canada
Links and documents
1883/01/01 to 1884/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Sutherland Place is a 3 storey wooden multi-dwelling house located at 010-020 King’s Bridge Road in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Sutherland Place has been designated a Municipal Heritage Structure because of its architectural and historic values.
Sutherland Place is architecturally valuable as a fine example of the Victorian Gothic style. This style is reflected in the steep peaked roof, bow windows and the elaborate decorative balustrade, finials and eaves brackets.
The house was built for father and son William and James Pitts in 1883. Both men were prominent businessmen, politicians and philanthropists. William Pitt ran a successful mercantile and commission firm. His son James Pitts joined his father’s business and helped to expand his interests. Both William and James Pitts made important contributions to the commercial and religious culture of St. John’s during this time.
Source: City of St. John's Archives, unnumbered property file, St. John's - Sutherland Place
All elements that define the building's Victorian Gothic design including:
-steep gable roof;
-decorative eaves brackets, finials and cresting;
-narrow wood clapboard;
-solid wood main façade doors with transom;
-the placement, shape and size of windows;
-original 2 main entrances in front façade with covered/open porches;
-2 side doors with covered/open porches;
-window and door trim;
-3 pot red brick chimneys; and,
-size and dimensions of building.
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
- Multiple Dwelling
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