13, Katherine Street N., Township of Woolwich, Ontario, N0B, Canada
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13 Katherine Street North
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Description du lieu patrimonial
The McDonald House is located at 13 Katherine Street North, on the west side of Katherine Street North, between Allan and Peel Streets, in the Village of Winterbourne, within the Township of Woolwich. The two-storey yellow-brick building was constructed in circa 1867.
The property was designated, by the Township of Woolwich, in 1989, for its historic or architectural value or interest, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 113-89).
The McDonald House was built, in circa 1867, by Joseph B. Snyder, a local merchant who settled in Winterbourne, in the mid 19th century. The McDonald House is a fine example of a general store and post office, a typical building found in many small villages, such as Winterbourne. The storekeeper-postmaster lived in the upper storey. The building also served as a meeting place for local residents. It was used as a general store and post office, until it was converted to a house, and relocated to an adjacent property, in 1915.
The McDonald House exhibits proportions similar to the Georgian style of architecture. Although originally constructed as a commercial or retail establishment, the two-storey yellow brick building is residential in scale and appearance. The McDonald House is five bays wide and features a side-gable roof. The off-set entrance and first-storey storefront window, reflects the building's function as a general store and post office.
Source: Township of Woolwich By-law 113-89.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the McDonald House include its:
- two-storey yellow brick construction using common English bond brick coursing
- side-gable roof
- original windows on the second-storey
- restored upper balcony woodwork
- chimney on south elevation
- original first-storey large storefront window on the façade
Autorité de reconnaissance
Administrations locales (Ont.)
Loi sur le patrimoine de l'Ontario
Type de reconnaissance
Désignation du patrimoine municipal (partie IV)
Date de reconnaissance
Données sur l'histoire
1989/01/01 à 1989/01/01
Thème - catégorie et type
- Économies en développement
- Commerce et affaires
Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction
- Logement unifamilial
- Commerce / Services commerciaux
- Magasin ou commerce de vente au détail
Architecte / Concepteur
Joseph B. Snyder
Emplacement de la documentation
Township of Woolwich
69 Arthur Street South
P.O. Box 158
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