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1938/01/01 to 1939/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Mabon House is a one and one half storey home with a symmetrical facade and Georgian Revival style elements. These include the gable roofed portico and the semi-circular five paned fanlight above the front entrance. The home sits back from Main Street with ornamental shrubs dotting the lawn.
The house is valued for its architectural style; for its association with former residents of the town; and for its contribution to the streetscape.
The lot on which the house sits was purchased in May 1922 by Hamilton J. Mabon from Percy Robertson for $125. Hamilton Mabon was prominent in the community as a druggist. He gave this lot to his son and his wife, Hubert and Katherine Mabon, as a gift. They built the current house from 1938-39. It remains in the Mabon family today.
The house is an excellent example of the work of local builder, Sam Martin. A number of homes in Montague were constructed by him from the late 1930s to the early 1940s and they all show similar style elements. Individual owners would often request specific design changes such as a larger sunporch or a larger entrance facing the street.
This home features Georgian Revival style elements in its symmetrical facade with central entrance. A gable roofed portico with eave returns covers the entrance. The door has a fanlight above it. A sunporch extends off the north side of the house.
The property remains a fine example of pre-World War II housing in Montague and continues to contribute to the streetscape of Main Street.
Source: Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/M15
The following character-defining elements illustrate the heritage value of the house:
- the cement basement
- the wood frame construction and wood shingle cladding
- the gable roof with brick chimney
- the symmetrical facade
- the fenestration of the windows and doors
- the sunporch extension
- the portico with eave returns
- the fanlight above the entrance door
- the location of the home on Main Street on a manicured lawn with shrubbery
Prince Edward Island
Province of Prince Edward Island
Heritage Places Protection Act
Registered Historic Place
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/M15
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