117 Cobourg Street
117, Cobourg, City of Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
117 Cobourg Street is located on the north side of Cobourg Street, west of Morenz Drive, in the City of Stratford. The two storey brick residence was constructed circa 1857.
The property was designated by the City of Stratford in 2001 for its heritage value under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 56-2001).
Constructed in 1857, 117 Cobourg Street is one of the oldest known residences in Stratford. The home is representative of early life and architecture within the city.
117 Cobourg Street reflects the Gothic Ontario House popular in rural towns across the province in the 19th century. Typical of this style is the “T” floor plan and high gables. Adorning the residence are radiating voussoirs over original double hung windows.
Source: City of Stratford, By-law 56-2001.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 117 Cobourg include the:
- two storey brick exterior
- cross gable roof
- bay window on east elevation
- stone foundation
- radiating voussoirs
- double hung windows
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Stratford
Office of the City Clerk Administrator
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