William Ellis Saint House Municipal Heritage Building
Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0C, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
William Ellis Saint House is a two-storey, wooden, steep gable roof house located at 031-035 Ryan’s Hill, Bonavista. The municipal heritage designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
William Ellis Saint House has architectural and cultural landscape values in Bonavista.
William Ellis Saint House was built in 1899, and is a good example of vernacular residential architecture in Newfoundland of the period between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There have been few alterations to the design of the building since its construction, so most style elements remain intact.
William Ellis Saint House has cultural landscape value in the community of Bonavista, as it is located at a high elevation amid a rocky outcrop locally known as Ragged Rocks, in an historic area of town known as Canaille. Together with its two-storey height, this location makes William Ellis Saint House a highly visible building.
Source: Town of Bonavista Town Council meeting minutes of 2006/08/14
All elements that define the building's period vernacular design, including:
-3 bay facade;
-2/2 double hung windows;
-wood post foundation;
-partially enclosed porch;
-steep gable roof;
Additionally: the house’s siting, which makes it a highly visible building in the town’s cultural landscape.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Municipal Heritage Building, Structure or Land
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
William Ellis Saint
Location of Supporting Documentation
Town of Bonavista, PO Box 279. Bonavista, NL, A0C 1B0
Cross-Reference to Collection
William Ellis Saint House
Built in 1899, Ellis Saint House provides a good example of late nineteenth, early twentieth century vernacular architecture in Newfoundland. Located in Bonavista, the…