The Walter Grice House
89, Wells Street, Aurora, Ontario, L4G, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Located in a residential neighbourhood of early 20th century homes in southeast Aurora, the Walter Grice House is a one-and-a-half storey bungalow with a steep gable roof and front veranda.
The Walter Grice House has been recognized for its heritage value by the Town of Aurora By-law #4851.06R.
Built with the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Walter Grice House is a good example of the bungalow style. Well placed within an intact neighbourhood of well-maintained early 20th century Arts and Crafts, Bungalow and Edwardian residences, the builder and first occupant of the property, Walter Grice constructed this house for himself and his wife Clara.
Although the neighbourhood of Rose Mount was subdivided just before World War I, the lot remained vacant until 1923 when Walter, a local carpenter built his family home. The Grice family made this house their home until 1958.
A good example of the bungalow style, with its large veranda and decorative windows it has a number of features found in the popular 1920's design catalogues from companies such as Sears-Roebuck, which also illustrated common features of the Arts and Crafts architectural movement.
Source: Heritage Designation Report: The Walter Grice House, Town of Aurora By-law #4851.06R
Character defining elements of the Walter Grice House include the:
- one-and-a-half-storey construction
- large roof with central gable that extends beyond the main structure to cover the veranda
- veranda balustrade and brick piers
- decorative multi-pane windows
- historic exterior doors
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Designation Report: The Walter Grice House, Clerk's Office, By-law #4851.06R, Town of Aurora
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