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Edward J. Roberts House

Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2002/11/09

Exterior photo of front and right facade of Edward J. Roberts House, Woody Point, NL.; Town of Woody Point 2005
Edward J. Roberts House, Woody Point.
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Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/12/08

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Edward J. Roberts House is a two storey, wooden structure with Queen Anne elements. Located at 035 Water Street, Woody Point, NL, the designation includes the building and surrounding property.

Heritage Value

Edward J. Roberts House has been municipally designated by the Town of Woody Point for its historic and aesthetic values.

Edward J. Roberts House is historically valuable because of its age and association with the original owner. This house was built for Edward L. Roberts after the fire of 1922 destroyed the house which originally occupied the site. Mr. Roberts was a businessman who owned the Seaside Lunchroom, now the Seabreeze Lounge, which is located across the street from this house, next to the ferry ramp. He also served as the Member of the National Congress and was active with the local public library, which is named in his honour.

Edward J. Roberts House is aesthetically valuable because it is a good example of outport merchant construction. This house is one of two large Queen Anne houses located on the waterfront. It has a hipped roof, pediment with a triangle shaped multi paned window, a small palladian window and a large sun porch.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador file number 1802 - Woody Point.

Character-Defining Elements

All those elements of the Queen Anne style of architecture, including:
-hipped roof;
-pediment with a triangle shaped, multi-paned window;
-small palladian window;
-large sun porch;
-all window and door openings;
-location, orientation and dimensions;
-general massing;
-enclosed porch located on the left gable end;
-size, shape and placement of windows;
-size, shape and placement of doors;
-projected second storey window; and
-plain wide trims.



Newfoundland and Labrador

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NL Municipality

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Municipalities Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Building, Structure or Land

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Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type


Commerce / Commercial Services
Hotel, Motel or Inn


Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Office Town of Woody Point P.O. Box 100 Woody Point, NL A0K 1P0

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