125 Grand River Avenue
Samuel Reynolds Residence
Charles Milligan Residence
William Crocock Residence
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
125 Grand River Avenue is located on the north side of Grand River Avenue, east of Scarfe Avenue, in the City of Brantford. The one-and-a-half storey, buff brick residence was constructed in circa 1880.
The property was designated, by the City of Brantford in 2006, for its cultural heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 116-2006.
Located north of the Grand River, the character of this historic residence is representative of the surrounding neighbourhood at a time when houses were located in close proximity to industries, mills and manufacturing facilities.
This residence is an excellent example of the Italianate style of architecture. The front centre gable features a curled peak finial and a triple arch bargeboard with ornate detailing. A significant characteristic of the front gable attic wall is the segmented arch window, with two-over-two double hung sashes, framed by white wooden shutters. All visible windows host the same pane arrangement and segmented arch heads in red and white soldier brick. Another distinctive element of the front facade is the front porch, supported by columns, on buff brick pedestals. This porch leads to the entrance door that has a single light transom. The west gable wall, at the roof ridge, projects a brick chimney shaft with corbelled brick head.
Source: City of Brantford, By-law 116-2006.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 125 Grand Avenue include its:
- one-and-a-half storey, buff brick exterior
- hip roof
- centre gable with curled peak finial and bargeboard
- segmented arch window, decorated with wooden shutters
- two-over-two double hung sash windows with shutters
- segmented arch heads with radiating voussoirs in red and buff brick
- columns on brick pedestals supporting gable roofed front porch
- entrance with transom
- brick chimney shaft with corbelled brick head
- location in close proximity to the Grand River
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, P.O. Box 818,
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