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83 King Street

83, King Street, City of Guelph, Ontario, N1E, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1994/12/19

Of note is the decorative porch on the east side.; Paul Dubniak, 2008.
Facade, 83 King Street, 2008
Featured are the projecting eaves, supported by brackets, and two of the four matching chimneys.; Paul Dubniak, 2008.
Detailed View, 83 King Street, 2008
Of note are the two bay windows and main entrance highlighted by transom and canopy.; Paul Dubniak, 2008.
Detailed View, 83 King Street, 2008

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Listed on the Canadian Register: 2009/11/20

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

83 King Street is situated east of the intersection of King Street and Eramosa Road, on the north side of King Street, in the City of Guelph. The two-storey yellow-brick dwelling was constructed in 1875.

The property was designated, by the City of Guelph in 1994, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law (1994) - 14753.

Heritage Value

Contributing to an historic neighbourhood, 83 King Street is situated on an impressive site, overlooking the downtown core of the City of Guelph.

83 King Street was constructed in 1875 for John M. Bond, a native of Queen's County, Ireland. Bond came to Guelph in 1866 and opened up the John M. Bond and Co. Hardware store. He was one of the best known Guelph merchants of his time, and was director of both the Guelph and Ontario Investment and Savings Society and the Guelph General Hospital. Following his death in 1906, the house remained occupied by his family until it was sold, in 1929, to the next long time owner, George F. Crawley, a contractor by trade.

83 King Street is a good example of the Italianate style of architecture. The large yellow-brick dwelling was designed by architect Victor Stewart and built by Frederick J. Chubb. It is well-proportioned in design, featuring two bay windows on the first floor. The main entrance is highlighted by a transom and a decorative canopy. The roof is enhanced by projecting eaves, which are supported by brackets, and four matching yellow-brick chimneys. Many of the building's original features are still intact, including the decorative porch on the east side. In 1929, contractor George F. Crawley divided the house into five apartment units.

Source: City of Guelph By-law Number (1994) – 14753.

Character-Defining Elements

Character defining elements that reflect the heritage value of 83 King Street include its:
- location on King Street on a lot overlooking downtown Guelph
- two-storey, yellow-brick construction
- hip roof
- two bay windows on the first floor
- main entrance, highlighted by a transom and decorative canopy
- projecting eaves, supported by brackets
- four matching yellow-brick chimneys
- decorative porch on the east side




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (ON)

Recognition Statute

Ontario Heritage Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1929/01/01 to 1929/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type


Multiple Dwelling


Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer

Victor Stewart


Frederick J. Chubb

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Guelph Community Design and Development Services 1 Carden St. Guelph, ON N1H3A1

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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