87 Sheridan Street
87, Sheridan Street, City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
87 Sheridan Street is located on the south side of Sheridan Street, west of Clarence Street, in the City of Brantford. The two storey, buff brick residence was constructed in circa 1887.
The property was designated, by the City of Brantford in 1993, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 62-93.
87 Sheridan Street was associated with two prominent community members. William Wilkinson, the principal of Central School, occupied the building from 1888 to 1905 and Henry Hoag, a local industrialist, took up residence from 1911 until 1930.
87 Sheridan Street is a good example of the Italianate style of residence that was popular in the late 19th century in Brantford. This ornate style reflects the prosperity enjoyed by Brantford residents in the 19th and 20th centuries. Typical elements of the Italianate style featured in the building include the cornice with decorative brackets, the arcade porch with balcony and the double hung windows. The truncated hip of the roof, over the east bay, makes this building particularly unique in Brantford.
Source: City of Brantford, By-law 62-93.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 87 Sheridan Street include its:
- two storey, buff brick exterior
- large cornice
- elaborate veranda with low cut stone walls and mansard roof
- balcony with ornamental railing
- entrance with its transom of original stained glass
- decorative roof brackets and frieze
- low-pitched, hip roof
- long and narrow double hung windows
- three-sided bay window
- five-sided bay window
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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