81 Second Avenue North
Henry Residence/Medical Office
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
81 Second Avenue North is a Municipal Heritage Property consisting of one-and-a-half city lots in the downtown residential area of the City of Yorkton. The property features a three-storey brick-and-stone residence built in 1910.
The heritage value of 81 Second Avenue North lies in its association with the development of Yorkton. Clarence Mellwood Henry, a physician and prominent citizen, commissioned this house in 1910 and used it both as a residence and clinic. An addition to the northwest of the house was later added to accommodate Yorkton's first x-ray machine. The building was later used as the Yorkton barracks of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The "R.C.M. Police" sign is still evident, located left of the front door.
The heritage value of 81 Second Avenue North also lies in its Victorian architecture. The building incorporates several Classical elements, such as the columns, rounded-arch pediment, delineated cornice, eyebrow windows, along with a wrap-around veranda. The style was common to middle-class residences in North America and contributes to its status as a landmark in the community.
City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 03/1996.
The heritage value of 81 Second Avenue North resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that speak to the building’s Victorian architectural style, including brick façade, the large open wrap-around veranda, columns, cornice, front dormer, the spindles, balusters, and brackets, bay window, symmetrically-placed windows and doors, fan-arched brickwork heads, front and rear second storey balconies, four decorative ball finials on the top of the roof, and transom windows;
-those elements that speak to the building’s association with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, including the sign located left of the front door.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Resources Branch
Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation
File: MHP 1775
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