63 William Street
63, William Street, City of Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
63 William Street is situated on the south side of William Street, opposite Hamilton Street, in the City of Stratford. The two storey, board and batten, frame residence was constructed in 1875.
The property was designated, by the City of Stratford in 2004, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 62-2004.
63 William Street was constructed in 1875 by local carpenter Thomas Todd. It was purchased by John Gaudy in 1880. John Gaudy was a marble cutter and operated one of the earliest businesses of its kind in Stratford. He created tombstones and sold lime and cut stone. The Gaudy family lived in the residence until 1959.
63 William Street is one of the best examples of the Gothic Revival style of architecture in the Stratford area. It was constructed in 1875, with an addition added in 1887. Many elements of the Gothic Revival Style are notable in the one-and-a-half storey board and batten frame house, including the steeply pitched gable roof and the fine attention to detail. Of particular significance is the Stratford storm porch.
Source: City of Stratford by-law 62-2004.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 63 William Street include its:
- one-and-a-half storey board and batten exterior
- steeply pitched gable roof
- offset front entrance with original doors and windows
- decorative brackets
- Stratford storm porch
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
1887/01/01 to 1887/01/01
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
1 Wellington Street
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