1048, Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A, Canada
Eastbourne - 1048 Queen Street East
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
This two-storey red brick and local red sandstone residence is well sited on a large treed lot at the south west corner of Queen Street East and Upton Road in the east end of the central residential core of Sault Ste. Marie. It is in close proximity to several other homes of similar age and character in the area. A single storey garage or carriage house is found at the rear of the lot, facing Upton Road.
Eastbourne has been recognized for its heritage value by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, By-law 83-266.
William Howard Hearst established a legal practice in Sault Ste. Marie in 1888 and in 1904 built "Eastbourne" as his residence, naming it for its location in the east end of town. In 1908 Hearst became the Member of Provincial Parliament for Algoma and in 1914 the first Premier of Ontario from Northern Ontario. He resigned from politics after the Conservative defeat in 1919.
Eastbourne is as good example of Edwardian architecture utilizing local materials in Sault Ste. Marie. It was constructed in 1904 with a 't-shaped' plan; each of the arms the same width and projection. Two-storeys in height with a full basement and attic, it is constructed of soft red brick and local red sandstone.
Sources: Sault Ste. Marie Designation By-law 83-266; Eastbourne – 1048 Queen Street East Designation Report.
Character-defining elements include its:
- 't-shaped' plan
- gabled roof
- attic gables, clad with painted wood shingles
- the deep cornice and soffits with decorative brackets
- the large bow windows dominating the east and west facades
- the triple and double hung sash windows
- the spandrels between the upper and lower windows
- the porch, with its broken pediment, pilasters and triple clusters of truncated Doric columns
- the chimneys
- basement and porch foundations of local red sandstone
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Governing Canada
- Politics and Political Processes
Function - Category and Type
- Multiple Dwelling
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
William Howard Hearst
Location of Supporting Documentation
Community Services Department, Recreation and Culture Division, City of Sault Ste. Marie
Cross-Reference to Collection
Sault Ste. Marie Museum; Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Archives