42, Broadway Street, County of Brant, Ontario, N3L, Canada
42 Broadway Street East
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Gouinlock House, located at 42 Broadway Street East, is situated on the southwest corner of Broadway and Emily Streets, in the former Town of Paris, now the County of Brant. The property consists of a one-storey, rubble-stone, building constructed in 1845.
The property was designated by the former Town of Paris, in 1984, for its historic or architectural value under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 2568).
The Gouinlock House is associated with John Penman, one of Paris's leading early industrialists and the cofounder of the Penman Manufacturing Company Limited. Penman rented this home, in the mid-1880s, while his permanent residence, Penmarvian, was under renovation.
Built in 1845, the Gouinlock House is thought to be the only solid rubble-stone building in Paris. This home features local materials and skilled craftsmanship. The exterior of the home was parging and etched to resemble cut stone blocks or coursed ashlar. The original roof of wooden shakes, laid in mortar, is covered with tin sheeting. The more notable features of this home include the large windows, the chimneys, the etched glass doors and the woodwork. Though both the enclosed verandah and a rear portion of the home were additions, the use of rubble-stone and the sympathetic design maintained the integrity of the home.
Sources: Town of Paris, By-law 2568.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Gouinlock House include its:
- local rubble-stone as the primary construction material
- original roof of wooden shakes laid in mortar, now covered by a tin roof
- parged mortar exterior, which resembles cut stone blocks
- etched glass doors
- enclosed verandah
- large windows
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
1984/01/01 to 1984/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
County of Brant
Community and Development Services
66 Grand River Street North
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