192 River Valley Drive
192 River Valley Drive, Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, E5K, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
192 River Valley Drive is an attractive two-storey building, located close to the curb of a busy commercial street in Grand Bay-Westfield. The property, which has been used as both a residence and as a business, has recently been renovated in a manner that is in keeping with the original exterior design.
Built ca. 1940 as a doctor’s office and 14-bed nursing home, 192 River Valley Drive is designated a Local Historic Place for its historical significance as a well-known element of the busy business district of Grand Bay-Westfield.
When the doctor’s office and nursing home ceased to operate, the property was converted into a residence and continued to be used as such until the early 1990s. At this time the building, which had fallen into disrepair, was purchased and renovated for commercial use. The subsequent owner runs his insurance agency out of the building and leases to several other tenants. The refurbished structure presents an attractive component of the River Valley Drive streetscape.
The building has retained many of its original features, including its rectangular massing, medium-pitched roof, side gables and an open balcony on the second storey (formerly enclosed). The small office attached to the main building was originally a garage.
Source: Grand Bay-Westfield Historic Places files: 192 River Valley Drive
The character-defining elements of the building include:
- location along a busy commercial street;
- front entrance facing the street;
- rectangular two-storey massing;
- single-storey bay window of front façade;
- second storey balcony (formerly enclosed);
- side-gabled medium-pitched roof.
Local Governments (NB)
Heritage Conservation Act
Local Historic Place (municipal)
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Office or Office Building
- Single Dwelling
- Health and Research
- Hospital or Other Health Care Institution
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Grand Bay-Westfield Historic Places files, Town Hall, 609 River Valley Drive, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB
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