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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
23 Euston Street is a wood framed Maritime Vernacular Cottage. Features typical of the Maritime Vernacular Cottage style include a gable roof, symmetrical facade and a centre gable dormer. The designation encompasses the building's exterior and parcel; it does not include the building's interior.
The heritage value of 23 Euston Street lies in its role as an early example of a Maritime Vernacular Cottage style home in the City; its association with the Peake family; and its role in supporting the Euston Street streetscape.
The wealthy and prominent Peake Family owned and rented out small homes throughout Charlottetown in the mid 19th Century. This was one of their many business ventures that included shipbuilding, ship brokering, and banking. 23 Euston Street and a number of other rental properties were sold after the death of James Peake senior in 1860. It is not clear who purchased 23 Euston Street, however, in 1871, a Captain David Henderson was the owner. A later owner of the home was schoolteacher, John Butler.
23 Euston Street was influenced by the Maritime Vernacular Cottage style of architecture. The style was common in mid 19th Century Charlottetown. A distinctively Maritime style, its features include a gable roof, symmetrical facade and a large, centrally placed gable dormer.
One of the earlier homes in this section of Euston Street and a well maintained example of one of the Peake homes, 23 Euston helps support the streetscape.
Sources: Heritage Office, City of Charlottetown Planning Department, PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2
The following Maritime Vernacular Cottage influenced character-defining elements contribute to the heritage value of 23 Euston Street:
- The overall rectangular massing of the building
- The wood shingle cladding with contrasting simple mouldings, such as the window and door surrounds, the eaves returns and the corner boards
- The gable roof and centre gable roof dormer with eave returns
- The size and symmetrical placement of the sash windows, particularly the two main floor windows on either side of the centrally placed porch, the two six over six porch windows and the centre dormer window
- The style and centre placement of the entrance leading into the gable roofed porch
- The size and placement of the brick chimney
Other character-defining elements of 23 Euston Street include:
- The location of the home on Euston Street and its physical and visual relationship to its streetscape
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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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