Church of England Institute CEI Club
St. John's, Terre-Neuve et Labrador, A1E, Canada
Reconnu formellement en:
Liens et documents
Date(s) de construction
1900/01/01 à 1901/01/01
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Description du lieu patrimonial
The Church of England Institute CEI Club is a four storey Second Empire style building located at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Sudbury Street, St. John's, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
This building as been designated for its aesthetic and historic values.
Aesthetic Values: The CEI Club is a fine example of a Second Empire designed public building with its concave mansard roof, pedimented dormer windows, and decorative eaves bracketing.
Historical Values: This building was once the home to the Methodist Orphanage. Orphaned Methodist girls from all areas of Newfoundland were sent here for care. Some funding for operations was provided by the government, but most of the funds came from Methodist churches throughout the island. After the orphanage closed, the Church of England Institute (CEI) took over the building. This was a social club for members of the Church of England and sponsored community sports teams. In the 1950s it dropped its association with the church and opened its membership to people of other denominations.
Source: City of St. John's Archives municipal designation file.
All elements of the Newfoundland interpretation of the Second Empire style, including:
-the concave mansard roof, pedimented dormer windows, and decorative eaves bracketing:
-shape, size, decoration and placement of windows;
-Narrow wood clapboard which covers the building;
-the slightly projected tower with its hip roof located in the front facade with its pedimented dorimer window with trim which flares out at its bottom, dentils and decorative wood shingles; and
-building height, number of storeys, dimensions, and massing.
Terre-Neuve et Labrador
Autorité de reconnaissance
Ville de St. John's
City of St. John's Act
Type de reconnaissance
Terre, structure ou édifice patrimonial de la ville de St. John's
Date de reconnaissance
Données sur l'histoire
Thème - catégorie et type
- Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
- L'architecture et l'aménagement
Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction
- Résidence collective
Architecte / Concepteur
Emplacement de la documentation
City of St. John's Archives, 3rd Floor Railway Coastal Museum, 495 Water Street, P.O. Box 908, St. John's, NL A1C 5M2
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