October 4th, 2020:

Gothic Architecture in Ontario – Top 36 Picks

Gothic Architecture in Ontario

Gothic Revival, 1830-1890 – These decorative buildings have sharply-pitched gables with highly detailed verge boards, pointed-arch window openings, and dichromatic brickwork. It is a common style in Ontario.

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Ajax, Pickering Book – 1709 Highway 7 Road, Brougham – The Former Commercial Hotel in Brougham, Ontario is a two-story brick building in the Gothic Revival style with a gable roof and has pointed arched windows in two dormers with finials and decorative wood fascia. It was initially built as a home and then converted into a hotel.
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Whitby Book 1 – 301 Centre Street South – c. 1875 – built for William Hood, a retired Whitby farmer and son of an English settler – rubble-stone foundation, white clapboard building, two-story vernacular Gothic Revival
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Ancaster – 117 Wilson Street West – c. 1855 – Gothic Revival, two-story red brick house, verge board trim and finials on gables, corner quoins, bay windows
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Dundas Book 2 – 63-65 Sydenham Street – three gable Gothic Revival Style, finials on gables
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Cheltenham – 14376 Creditview Road – Frederick Haines House – circa 1887 -After losing his first home to the 1887 fire, entrepreneur Frederick Haines, son of Cheltenham’s founder, built this red brick house with intricate yellow brick patterning. Later additions are compatible with the original three gable Victorian Gothic style. In the 1940s-1950s, it became a United Church rest and holiday home. It later housed an antique shop before being converted back to a private residence. It has a bell cast roof over each front bay, an arched entry and etched glass transom and sidelights of the central entrance.
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Burlington – 2201 Lakeshore Road – Gothic Revival, corner quoins, triple gables, keystones and voussoirs, transom window above double front door
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Alton – 1581 Queen Street East – Archibald Dick House – circa 1875 -Hotelier Archibald Dick built this very elaborate Victorian Gothic style red brick house with contrasting yellow brick patterning, symmetrical projecting front bays, paired double windows, intricate fretwork and Italianate influenced paired brackets. The house has ten rooms.
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Belleville Book 1 – 169 Front Street – Town Hall – designed by local architect John D. Evans and built in 1872-73 by contractor John Forin in High Victorian Gothic Revival style – brick and limestone building with tall lancet windows on the second floor with mullions dividing the windows in two with simple tracery in the arches, a bell-cast mansard roof with dormers, a massive 144-foot clock tower with octagonal buttresses, four large illuminated clock faces and cast iron railings and weather vanes
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Cambridge – Galt – 22 Blenheim Road – 1½ story Gothic Revival house with large dormers in the attic
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Dorchester – 15 Bridge Street – The Signpost – Gothic Revival, verge board trim on gables
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Elmira – 80 Arthur Street South – Gothic Revival, verge board trim
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Erin – 202 Main Street – Gothic Revival – late 1800s – verge board trim and finials on gables, bay window, corner quoins, dichromatic brickwork
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Grafton Bolton Book – Bolton – 25 Nancy Street – Alice Goodfellow House – circa 1884 – This 1½ story Victorian Gothic home was built by George Watson for Alice Goodfellow using local red and yellow brick. The end gable patterning and the enclosed front porch are excellent examples of late nineteenth century urban architecture. Alice’s sister Margaret Smith lived next door. On Alice’s death in 1901, her brother-in-law Albion farmer James Goodfellow and his wife Marion retired here. It was in their family until the owner of 31 Nancy Street purchased it in 1999.
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Hamilton Book 1 – 88 Fennell Avenue West -Auchmar Estate – Main house named after the Buchanan estate on Loch Lomond, Scotland, built 1852-1854 in the Gothic Revival style
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Innerkip – Tavistock and Innerkip Book – 132 Coleman Street – Gothic – built 1888 – 2 story stone building, steel roof
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Kemptville Book – Toledo – Gothic Revival – verge board trim on gables, painted corner quoins and voussoirs
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Kingsville – 90 Main Street East – The Jacob Wigle/William Mortan Webb House built 1886 – Gothic Revival – verge board trim on gable, bay window, decorative brickwork including sawtooth designs, hood molds over the windows
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Niagara Falls Book 1 – 5775 Peer Street – John Misener Jr. was born in 1829. He was 26 when he purchased the land on Peer Street from his father. His father, Captain John Misener owned and operated a wagon-making business on the corner of Main Street and Peer Street. John Misener Jr. assumed the wagon-making business after his father’s death in 1855. The house, c. 1855, is in the Ontario Gothic style with a central gable in the roof. The gable window design with a pediment is an adaptation of Italianate form. The field stone wall of the verandah was a later addition. The upper portion of the verandah features elaborate woodwork with turned posts.
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Petrolia – 429 Ella Street – Lancey Hall built by Henry Warren Lancey – c. 1876 – Gothic Revival – verge board trim and finials on gables, iron cresting above bay window and enclosed front porch
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Port Hope Book 2 – 115 Dorset Street West – Thomas Clarke House (The Cone) – c. 1858 – The one and a half story grey board and batten house incorporates some elements of the Gothic Revival style. It has steeply pitched gables, the appearance of irregularity because of complex roof patterns, pointed arched openings such as the Gothic window above the doorway, and decorative details including the quatrefoil window tracery in this same window, the barge boards in the gable peaks and the finial. A notable feature of the exterior is, the board and batten, was preferred by Downing for he believed that it was more economical than clapboard, and because it was a bolder method of construction, it better expressed the picturesque beauty essentially belonging to wooden houses. The main facade has three pairs of four over four double-hung sashes, a bay projection containing three casement windows, and five six over six double-hung sashes. The central double doors each have twelve windowpanes.
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Rockwood – 130 Guelph Street – Gothic Revival, verge board trim on gables, corner quoins, arched voussoirs, two-story tower-like bay
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Sarnia Book 1 – 316 Christina Street North – Mackenzie House – 1856 – Gothic Revival – 2-story brick, high-peaked gable roof, elaborately decorated gable with barge board, finial and two pendants
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Smiths Falls – 84 Lombard Street – Gothic – finials and trim on gables, corner quoins, voussoirs with keystones, second floor balcony; bay window with cornice brackets; turned spindle roof supports for veranda
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St. George Book 1 – 19 Beverly Street East – Gothic – paired cornice brackets, corner quoins, bay window
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St. Jacobs – 7 Cedar Street – Gothic Revival, verge board trim
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St. Marys Book 2 – 144 Queen Street West – built in 1865 for James McKay, one of St. Marys first inhabitants – the portico was added in the 1880s; Gothic Revival, verge board trim on gable with finial; transom and sidelights around door
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St. Thomas – 13 Wellington Street – built in 1881 – Gothic Revival – ornate verge board on dormer and extending wing, roof is surfaced in patterned slate, iron cresting above bay window and above porch, elaborate stone eyebrows surmount the paired windows on the second floor
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Strathroy – 145 Front Street – Gothic – corner quoins, shutters
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Stratford – 122 Mornington Street – Gothic Revival triple-gabled home, verge board trim on gables, finials, corner quoins; front door has bracketed transom and sidelight windows
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Tillsonburg – 140 Bidwell Street – Gothic Revival, verge board trim and finial
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Thunder Bay – Fort William Book 1 – 808 Ridgeway Street – St. Paul’s Anglican Church – A.D. 1907 Built in the English Gothic style. Cut stone hooded moldings are found over the main entrance with lancet windows on either side. The two asymmetrical towers, a common feature of Gothic style churches, are topped with a crenellated roof line, giving the church a medieval-like appearance. The tallest tower has lancet winds, a rose window and a clock.
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Town of Lincoln – Beamsville – 5053 King Street – Beam Barnes House c. 1855 – The property was originally granted by the Crown to Samuel Corwin in 1803. His wife was Anna Beam, daughter of Loyalist pioneer Jacob Beam. Her brother, Jacob Beam Jr. built the house between 1852 and 1855. The frame house is an early version of the Gothic Revival style. Notable features are steeply pitched gable roofs with carved finials and cut out quatrefoils worked into the barge board on both the front facade and east wing. The veranda has simple square posts, and the front door has a paned transom and sidelights. The tops of the slender but widely framed windows are surrounded with shaped lintels and decorative keystones.
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Uxbridge Book 1 – 169 Brock Street West – Jones House – Town Constable – c. 1876 – Gothic Revival with verge board trim and finial on gable
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Waterdown – 292 Dundas Street – Maple Lawn House 1860 – Gothic Revival, verge board trim on triple gables
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Waterloo Book 1 – 36 Young Street West – a former farmhouse on 300 acres built in 1849 – 1½ story Gothic Revival style, gingerbread barge boards and tall finial on the dormer, broken arch of the gable window, tripartite windows of the front facade – the small second front door gave access to the doctor’s office
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Zorra Township – Embro – 109 Huron Street – Gothic Revival – verge board trim on gable, bay window