W. T. Gray House
90, High Street East, City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
W. T. Gray House
William Thomas Gray House
Marville Travel Ltd.
90 High Street East
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The W. T. Gray House is located at 90 High Street East, on the northwest corner of High Street East and Hurontario Street, in the City of Mississauga. The two-and-a-half storey Credit Valley stone, stucco and wood residence was constructed in 1909.
The property was designated, by the City of Mississauga in 2005, for its cultural heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 385-2005.
The W. T. Gray house is associated with William Thomas Gray who was the son of St. Lawrence Starch founder John Gray. William served as the president of St. Lawrence Starch from 1938-1965. He commissioned architect John Francis Brown, a well-known architect, famous for his Collegiate Gothic buildings at McMaster University, to design the house for the occasion of his marriage to Louise Marie Elliot. The W. T. Gray house was constructed across the street from his father's residence and overlooked the family business southeast of Hurontario Street and Lakeshore Road West. This house and the administration building are the only remaining structures associated with the St. Lawrence Starch business.
The W. T. Gray house is a good example of the Craftsman style of architecture. Typical of this style are the wide overhanging eaves that attempt to conceal the upper stories. The wide eaves created a large veranda supported by four large columns. The stucco, stone and wood construction materials are also common elements of the Craftsman style. Dormer windows are located on the facade and north elevation.
Source: City of Mississauga, By-law 385-2005.
Character defining elements that contribute to the cultural heritage value of the W. T. Gray House include its:
- two-and-a-half storey stone, stucco and wood construction
- large gable ends
- wide eaves used to create the veranda
- four Tuscan columns
- dormers on facade and north elevation
- multi-pane windows
- large stone chimneys
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Extraction and Production
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Shop or Wholesale Establishment
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
John Francis Brown
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Mississauga
Planning and Heritage
201 City Centre Drive
9th Floor, Community Services
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