1723, Birchwood Drive, City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sayers/Larson Log House
1723 Birchwood Drive
Links and documents
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Sayers-Larson residence is located at 1723 Birchwood Drive, on the north side of Birchwood Drive, at the culmination of Sayers Road, in the City of Mississauga. The one-and-a-half-storey log residence was constructed in 1922.
The property was designated by the City of Mississauga in 2001, for its cultural heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 514-2001).
The Sayers-Larson residence is surrounded by a significant greenspace and is located next to Beechwood Creek. This environment contributes to its rural character.
The Sayers-Larson residence is associated with the Sayers family. Beverly Sayers had the home built for his family in 1922. The residence was built on a parcel of land which had belonged to his wife's family, the Harris'. The Harris', a prominent Mississauga family, lived a short distance away on what is known as Benares, at 1503 Clarkson Road.
The 1922 structure is the only remaining one of its kind in the City of Mississauga. The house was built of round logs, with saddle notched corners. The logs are visible in their natural state on the exterior. The original structure is 40 feet by 40 feet with a gable roof and a shallow shed dormer on the west side. The roofline on the west facade extends outward and is supported by four, Credit River, stone columns. The windows have been replaced, but match their original eight paned casement design. In 1987, an addition to the north was added and a complete renovation was done to the existing log residence.
Source: City of Mississauga, By-law 514-2001.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Sayers-Larson residence include its:
- one-and-a-half storey log exterior
- gable roof
- shallow dormers on west elevation
- round log with notched corners
- extended roofline on west elevation supported by four stone columns
- eight paned casement windows
- original stone fireplace
- location next to Beechwood Creek
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
1987/01/01 to 1987/01/01
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 Mississauga
Planning and Heritage
201 City Centre Drive
9th Floor, Community Services
Cross-Reference to Collection