67 Hillsborough Street
67 Hillsborough Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
67 Hillsborough Street is a wood framed, Late Victorian style house with Gothic inspired decorative elements including the bracketed square bay window and the hood moulding over the windows and door. It is located among a number of heritage homes of similar style. The designation encompasses the building's exterior and parcel; it does not include the building's interior.
The heritage value of 67 Hillsborough Street lies in its Late Victorian style architecture and its role in supporting the Hillsborough Street streetscape.
67 Hillsborough Street was constructed in 1894 for Mrs. Benjamin Williams. According to local telephone directories, her son, James Henry Williams lived at the address from 1922 until at least 1935.
The home is typical of many in the City with a central chimney and the gable end facing the street. This was a popular house configuration in the Late Victorian period and it originated in the United States. This example also has its original fenestration which is decorated with Gothic hood moulding over the windows and door. The facade also has a square bay topped by a flat roof with supporting Gothic inspired brackets.
An attractive and well preserved example of its style, the home helps support the streetscape.
Sources: Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
The following Late Victorian and Gothic inspired character-defining elements contribute to the heritage value of 67 Hillsborough Street:
- The overall massing of the building with its two storeys
- The wood exterior cladding
- The asymmetrical façade with the gable end facing the street
- The style and placement of the windows, particularly the square bay window of the main floor, the two sash windows of the second floor and the small window within the apex of the gable
- The size and off centre placement of the door
- The Gothic influenced decorative hood mouldings over the windows and door
- The size and central placement of the chimney
Other character-defining elements include:
- The location of the building on Hillsborough Street and its physical and visual relationship to its streetscape
Prince Edward Island
City of Charlottetown
City of Charlottetown Zoning and Development Bylaw
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
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