J. R. Thompson Residence
111 Dufferin Avenue
83 Dufferin Avenue
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The J. R. Thompson Residence is located at 111 Dufferin Avenue, on the north side of Dufferin Avenue, west of Chestnut Avenue. The two storey, white, painted brick residence was constructed in circa 1888.
The property was designated, for its cultural heritage value, by the City of Brantford, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 5-2002.
The J. R. Thompson Residence is considered one of the important residences within the Dufferin-William Heritage Conservation District in the City of Brantford.
The J. R. Thompson Residence is associated with two prominent local citizens. The first occupant of the home was J. R. Thompson, who was an accountant at the Bank of Montreal. In 1909, the house was purchased by F. M. Foster, president of George Foster and Sons Ltd., Wholesale Grocers and Teas Importers. Foster was also a member of the building committee in charge of the reconstruction of the local Baptist church on West Street.
The J. R. Thompson Residence is a good example of the Italianate style of architecture. Typical of this style is the gable on the facade with a round window, wooden shutters and low pitched roof. The large eaves, which may originally have featured brackets or corbels, adds to the design. A three-sided bay, with one over one double hung windows, adorns the east elevation.
Source: City of Brantford By-law 5-2002.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the J. R. Thompson Residence include its:
- two storey, painted brick exterior
- low pitched hip roof
- facade gable with bulls eye windows
- one over one double hung windows
- brick voussoirs
- decorative bargeboard
- wooden shutters
- veranda with lattice
- single front entrance with side lights and multi-light transom
- two storey, three-sided bay window
- ornate brickwork on the chimney
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 Brantford
100 Wellington Square
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