379 Wortley Road
379, Wortley Road, City of London, Ontario, N6C, Canada
379 Wortley Road
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
379 Wortley Road is situated on the west side of Wortley Road south of Rosel Crescent, in the City of London. The one-and-a-half-storey red brick bungalow was constructed in 1921.
The property was designated, by the City of London in 1992, for its architectural and historic value or interest, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law L.S.P.-3148-193.
379 Wortley Road, or “Balmoral” as it was once called, was home to Mary Scoffield (1907-1992), London's first female medical specialist. She lived in the house between 1942 and 1973. As chief medical officer, for the London Board of Education, during the 1940's and again from 1958 to 1967, Mary Scoffield was also known as the “school doctor” to thousands of children.
Constructed in 1921, the residence at 379 Wortley Road is an excellent example of the Bungalow style, a style which prevailed from 1900 until 1945. The residence also incorporates traits from the Spanish Revival and Craftsman styles. Typical of the Bungalow style is an extensive veranda with an overhanging roof with very little decoration. The veranda constructed of fieldstone and granite with a projecting wood and glass storm entrance defines the front entrance. Above the veranda is a raised centre gable with a window to light the upper sleeping area.
Sources: City of London, By-law L.S.P.-3148-193.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 379 Wortley Road include its:
- one-and-a-half storey red brick construction
- three-bay facade
- red pantile roof
- raised centre gable
- fieldstone veranda with granite posts
- projecting entrance
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Education and Social Well-Being
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of London
300 Dufferin Avenue
P.O. Box 5035
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