10 Austin Street
10 Austin Street, Moncton , New Brunswick, E1C, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
10 Austin Street is located on the south side of Austin Street in Moncton. Built in 1911, it consists of a 2-story early 20th century Colonial Arts and Crafts residence.
10 Austin Street is designated as a Local Historic Place because it is an expression of a Colonial Arts and Crafts style residence from the turn of the 20th century. This style of architecture is more rare than its prolific counterparts, the Colonial Four-Square and Federal styles.
The location and context of this residence also adds to its heritage value. When this residence was built in 1911, an identical house only a few meters off of the southeast and a similar house a few meters to the east were also built. The land was owned and developed by Stephen O. Humphrey. These three Arts and Crafts houses, when appreciated together, create a specifically aesthetic corner unlike any other in the City of Moncton.
In 1996, 10 Austin St. was designated a Heritage Property through the City of Moncton Heritage Preservation By-Law #Z-1102.
Source: Moncton Museum, Moncton, New Brunswick - second floor files – “10 Austin St.”
The character-defining elements relating to the architecture include:
-symmetrical boxy massing;
- enclosed full-width veranda;
- paired square stone pillars;
- twin gable dormers with intersecting eaves;
- exposed rafters and laths;
- plain fascia;
- curved bays with eyebrow roofs;
- flared gable roof;
- Roman arch fanlight transom over rectangular 6/6 window;
- shingles on upper story;
- pecked stonework;
- sandstone with quoins on corners and windows;
- date stone “1911”.
The character-defining elements relating to the interior include:
- built-in benches and bookshelves;
- original stairway;
- moulded woodwork throughout;
- Roman arch window headers;
- folding glass panel doors concealing original pocket doors;
- hardwood floors;
- ceiling light medallions;
- stained glass rectangular transoms on 3 over 3 single hung windows.
Local Governments (NB)
Municipal Heritage Preservation Act, s.5(1)
Municipal Heritage Preservation Act
1996/01/01 to 1996/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Shop or Wholesale Establishment
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Stephen O. Humphrey
Location of Supporting Documentation
Moncton Museum, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick - historic places files - "10 Austin St."
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