143 McGregor Avenue
143 McGregor Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A, Canada
143 McGregor Avenue
McLeod Family Residence
Links and documents
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Built circa 1906, 143 McGregor Avenue is a two storey red brick residence. It is located on the west side of McGregor Avenue in close proximity to other homes of a similar age and character in the eastern end of the central residential core of Sault Ste. Marie.
143 McGregor Avenue has been recognized for its heritage value by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, By-law 91-229.
Also known as the McLeod Family Residence, 143 McGregor Avenue is of heritage value as one of the least altered examples of the middle-class residences built in Sault Ste. Marie and across Northern Ontario in the early 20th century. Largely built of durable local materials, it reflects the confidence of Sault Ste Marie's Clergue Industrial Period (1894-1911), as interpreted by the merchant and professional class who built and occupied this home. It is a simple well proportioned building with an aura of modest affluence.
Sources: Sault Ste. Marie Designation By-law 91-229; 143 McGregor Avenue Designation Report.
Key character defining elements that reflect the heritage values include its:
- wood windows and storm sashes in two over two pattern and leaded lights in the upper quarters
- fish scale pattern gables
- simple design elements
- circular two storey turret with conical cedar shingle roof capped with a pinnacle
- substantial entrance porch set on sandstone piers across the front of the house
- local clay brick
- local sandstone foundation, piers and sills
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
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