David and Catherine Morrison Home
Former Carruthers House
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The David and Catherine Morrison Home is a Four Square style house with Colonial Revival influences. These include its large two-storey verandah, wide eaves with modillion brackets, stacked bays, and hipped roof with hipped roof dormers. It is located prominently on Main Street in Montague.
The house is valued for its Colonial Revival architectural influences; its association with former residents of Montague; and its contribution to the streetscape.
The original owner of the home was the Carruthers family, who were prominent in the fields of health and business in the town. Land records reveal that the property on which the house stands was purchased in two lot sections, the first on May 7, 1918 by Annie A. Carruthers from Dr. John D. MacIntyre. A second lot directly behind the first was also purchased by Annie Carruthers on April 29, 1927 from Percy Robertson.
Annie Carruthers was the wife of John W. Carruthers, a druggist in Montague, who also operated a hardware store. They built the current home in 1927. It remained in the Carruthers family until 1974, when it was sold to Dr. Lewis Abbott. The current owners purchased it in 2006.
The home is also valued for its Colonial Revival style which was fashionable in the 1920s. It features a hipped roof with hipped dormers, wide eaves, stacked bay windows, a beltcourse, and a dominant two-storey verandah.
The well preserved home continues to contribute its streetscape.
Source: Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/M27
The following character-defining elements illustrate the heritage value of the house:
- the original concrete foundation
- the wood frame construction and wood shingle cladding
- the two-storey verandah
- the hipped roof with hipped roof dormers
- the wide eaves with modillions or flat brackets under the eaves
- the fenestration including stacked bay windows and oriel window
- the brick chimney
- the location of the house on a landscaped lot on Main Street
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/M27
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