1004 Fairfield Road
1004 Fairfield Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
1004 Fairfield Road is a wood frame two-storey Victorian cottage located in the heart of Victoria's Fairfield neighbourhood.
1004 Fairfield Road, built in 1893, is valued for its architecture and what its construction says about the working middle class in the late nineteenth century in Victoria.
1004 Fairfield Road is valued as a rare surviving example of a small Victorian cottage. It was one of a group of four houses built between 1892 and 1896 near this corner, including 611 Vancouver Street. It was the duplicate of the house at 1002 Fairfield Road (now altered); the fourth house is now gone. It has value as an example of residences built for those in the working class along the main transportation route of its day.
Despite its small size, the cottage has several distinctive architectural features that have been enhanced through a recent sensitive restoration that won a Heritage Canada Achievement Award for the owners.
Source: City of Victoria Planning Department
The heritage value of 1004 Fairfield Road is defined by the following elements:
- full width front porch with turned porch posts and ornamental brackets
- drop wood siding
- front gable with ornamented bargeboards and Queen Anne style ornamentation in the gable end, and secondary gable over the front door
- minor setback from the street
Local Governments (BC)
Local Government Act, s.967
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Victoria Planning Department
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