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77 Lewis Point Road

77 Lewis Point Road, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1E, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1999/07/01

Showing south east elevation; City of Charlottetown, Natalie Munn, 2007
77 Lewis Point Road
Showing north east elevation; City of Charlottetown, Natalie Munn, 2007
77 Lewis Point Road
Showing the original home in the early 1900s; PEI PARO Accession # 3466/HF 70.1778.3.3.7
The Lewis Farm

Other Name(s)

77 Lewis Point Road
George Lewis Farm

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2007/04/10

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

77 Lewis Point Road is a wood framed former farmhouse located on a large lot with a number of mature trees. The home shows Maritime Vernacular style influences such as a large central dormer on its south facade, but the house has been altered extensively from its original form. It was originally part of a large farm, with a view of the North River and Ellen's Creek, yet in recent years, the land around the home has been developed into residential housing. The designation encompasses the building's exterior and parcel; it does not include the building's interior.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of 77 Lewis Point Road lies in its role as one of the early farms of the Charlottetown Royalty and in its association with the Lewis family for whom the Lewis Point area is named.

It is not clear when the house at 77 Lewis Point Road was constructed, but a residence owned by a "Collins", appears in the area on the 1863 Lake Map. By the time that the 1880 Meacham's Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island was published, the George Lewis family owned the property. The Lewis' owned approximately 80 acres of land in West Royalty where Ellen's Creek and the North River meet. The area has been named Lewis Point in honour of the family that farmed there for so many years. Later owners of the property included Harry Morris and the Bugden family.

An historic image of 77 Lewis Point Road has survived and shows a much larger home. The house has changed significantly throughout the years with a wing being removed from the north side and another smaller section being added to the south side. The verandah that once wrapped around the facade and the eave returns of the gables have been removed as well. It appears that the original house was built in the Maritime Vernacular cottage style. The simple style was common in mid-1800s Prince Edward Island. A distinctively Maritime style, its features include a rectangular plan, a central doorway and a large, centrally placed dormer.

Located in a primarily late Twentieth Century residential area, 77 Lewis Point Road stands out among its more modern neighbours. Originally, it was one of a few homes built in what was referred to as the Charlottetown Royalty. The Royalty had been set-aside in the 1770s to provide farmland for the early citizens of Charlottetown. In time, a number of families of some wealth and prestige established estates there, the properties serving either as their principal residences or as semi-rural retreats.

Sources: Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

Character-Defining Elements

The following character-defining elements contribute to the heritage value of 77 Lewis Point Road:

- The overall massing of the original home with its two storeys
- The gable roof with centre gable dormer located on the south side of the home
- The size and placement of the sash windows
- The size and placement of the doors
- The size, shape and placement of the porch on the east side of the home
- The size and placement of the remaining brick chimney

Other character-defining elements include:

- The location of the home on a large lot with mature trees



Prince Edward Island

Recognition Authority

City of Charlottetown

Recognition Statute

City of Charlottetown Zoning and Development Bylaw

Recognition Type

Heritage Resource

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type


Single Dwelling


Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2 #1208

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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