105 Guelph Street
105 Guelph Street, Woodstock, New Brunswick, E7M, Canada
105 Guelph Street
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
105 Guelph Street is a large 2-story neo-classical house situated along the bank of the St. John River in Woodstock. The house is a simple symmetrical shape featuring a bracketed dormer and bay. The house and grounds are included in the local historic place.
105 Guelph Street is designated a Local Historic Place because it exemplifies how Woodstock's transition from pioneer village to industrious town impacted home architecture.
105 Guelph Street was built circa 1838. The house is a simple symmetrical shape featuring a bracketed dormer and bay. From about 1838 into the early 1840s, well-to-do citizens of Woodstock began to build more spacious homes. It provides an excellent early example of this trend because it maintains the graceful neo-classical style of earlier Woodstock homes. However, it was designed on a much larger scale.
The home is also recognized for its two basements. The lowermost basement is completely below ground. The second basement is partially above ground. It has an entrance and windows facing the St. John River. This basement was once used as servants’ quarters and kitchens.
Source: Carleton County Historical Society Historic Places File #14
The character-defining elements that describe the grounds include:
-sloping lot from Main Street to the banks of the St. John River;
The character-defining elements that describe the exterior of the house include:
-large and symmetrical massing;
-medium pitch gable roof;
-side gable plan;
-later addition of dormer and bay on west elevation;
-later addition dormer on east elevation;
-enclosed shed roofed veranda on second story of south elevation;
-entrance facing Main Street;
-original entrance facing St. John River;
-veranda with Swiss balustrade.
Local Governments (NB)
Community Planning Act
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Dr. Chas D. Rice
Location of Supporting Documentation
Carleton County Historical Society Historic Places Project File #14
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