711 Wolseley Avenue, Grenfell, Saskatchewan, S0G, Canada
Grenfell Community Museum
Links and documents
1904/01/01 to 1904/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Adare House is a Municipal Heritage Property situated prominently at 711 Wolseley Avenue in the Town of Grenfell. The property features a 2 ½-storey wood-frame Queen Anne Revival style residence constructed in 1904. The building is surrounded by a large, landscaped lawn on a corner lot.
The heritage value of the Adare House lies in its association with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fitz-Gerald. An important early citizen in the community, Mr. Fitz-Gerald was a businessman, postmaster, newspaper publisher and founder of Grenfell’s first publicly-accessible library. Constructed in 1904, the Adare House was not just the family’s residence but also a showcase of the many types of lumber sold in the Fitz-Gerald lumberyard. The large, landscaped lawn surrounding the house enhanced the prominence of the property within the community.
The heritage value of the property also lies in its subdued Queen Anne Revival architecture. This is reflected in the building’s central turret, spacious verandah, balcony, gable roof with dormer windows and asymmetrical composition. The interior of the property is decorated with period furniture which pays tribute to the Grenfell pioneers and preserves their history.
Town of Grenfell Bylaw No. 480.
The heritage value of the Adare House resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property's association to Mr. Fitz-Gerald, including the wood-frame construction, its position on its original location, and its situation on a corner lot with a large, landscaped lawn;
-those elements that reflect the property's Queen Anne Revival influenced architecture, including the central turret, verandah, balcony, gable roof with dormer windows, wood detailing in the gable end, brackets, and oversized second floor.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1904/01/01 to 1972/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Education and Social Well-Being
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 149
Cross-Reference to Collection