The Pugh House
106, 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 buildings, the Pugh House is a two-and-one-half-storey Edwardian brick home located at 106 Wells Street.
The Pugh House has been recognized for its heritage value by the Town of Aurora By-law #4849.06R.
Built in 1916 by Lew Stephens, the house was bought by Lew's brother-in-law, Percy Pugh, when he married Clara Stephens in December 1916. Unfortunately, the Pugh family did not survive the great influenza epidemic of 1918, as tragically Percy, Clara, and their unnamed baby all died within ten days of each other. The property passed back to Lew Stephens in 1920, who rented it out to tenants.
The Pugh House is a good example of a well-preserved Edwardian Classicism home. The simple form of Edwardian Classicism is illustrated in this typical four-square, red brick home with few decorative features but a substantial veranda. Like many houses in the neighbourhood, the Pugh House has features in common with early 20th century catalogue house designs.
The Pugh House greatly contributes to an intact neighbourhood of well-maintained early 20th century Arts and Crafts, Bungalow and Edwardian residences. Originally known as the Rose Mount subdivision, the Pugh House was built during an era of speculative construction in the area.
Sources: Heritage Designation Report: The Pugh House, Town of Aurora By-law #4849.06R
Character defining elements of the Pugh House include its:
- four-square pressed red brick form
- gable roof
- wide eaves
- substantial front veranda
- original fenestration and sashes
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 Pugh House, Clerk's Office, Town of Aurora
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