45 Maple Street

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45_Maple_-_Old_Presbyterian_Manse
Address: 45 Maple Street
Heritage Status: Recognized
Built: 1880
Builder/Architect: Unknown 
Style: Maritime Vernacular, Cape Cod, Greek Revival

 

Architecture:

  • Owned by James Curll (merchant and town clerk) in 1880 when it was chosen by the Presbyterian congregation to be the Manse for their relatively new church across the street (now apartment buildings) as it was closer than their old one
  • Curll and the trustees “swapped houses”, each selling theirs to the other for $2,500
  • Continued to be owned by trustees of the United Church up beyond 1985

 

History:

  • Built in recognizable Lunenburg County Vernacular, with influences of Cape Cod, Greek Revival, and Second Empire styling
  • 5-sided Scottish dormer in roof, slightly off-set fron centre
  • Bay windows on the front and on the side
  • Prominent window gods
  • Wide main doorway with sidelights and transom window, as well as wide pilaster trim
  • Note the asymmetry of the front façade
  • Ell out back (shorter than main structure) contains kitchen; Garage extended from that, space in between “T” filled in with back entryway