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Petrolia Orange Hall

4224 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, Ontario, N0N, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1995/08/14

Orange Hall, Grandis Jewellers, Petrolia, 2003; Town of Petrolia, 2003
Orange Hall, 2003
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Autre nom(s)

Loyal Orange Lodge
Fraser's Variety Store
Grandis Jewellers
Petrolia Orange Hall

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2004/08/20

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

This is a two-storey, brick, commercial building with a short facade facing the main street of Petrolia. It is recognized for its heritage value by Town of Petrolia bylaw 52-1995.

Valeur patrimoniale

The heritage value lies in being a good example, notably with a facade in near original condition, of commercial buildings lining Petrolia's main street in the 1880s.The building is an important component of the predominately nineteenth century, downtown streetscape. It was also the meeting hall for the local branch of the Loyal Orange Lodge. Jared C. VanCamp had the building erected in 1881 as his undertaking, cabinet making, and furniture store. The store was an outlet for the London Furniture Company until 1901 when VanCamp sold the property to Martha McGillivray. In the 1940s, it was Fraser's Variety Store, a popular outlet for groceries, fruits, smallwares, and dresses. Later owners include Grant's TV and R. Grandis jewellers. There is a tradition and some physical evidence that the rear of the building may have been damaged by an explosion during a tenant's attempt to manufacture nitro glycerin. Source: Town of Petrolia bylaw 52-1995

Éléments caractéristiques

The heritage value of this commercial building is embodied in character defining elements such as: - the form and massing as one of a row of buildings on a main street; - concete pillars and iron columns supporting a patterned entablature; - recessed storefront entranceway; - large display windows; -semi-circular window openings with panels and keystones; -brickwork; - all elements of the roof cornice and frieze




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (Ont.)

Loi habilitante

Loi sur le patrimoine de l'Ontario

Type de reconnaissance

Désignation du patrimoine municipal (partie IV)

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Bureau ou édifice à bureaux


Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Town of Petrolia heritage files, Town Hall

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




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