243 King Street

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Address: 243 King Street
Heritage Status: None
Built: 1876 Builder/Architect: Possibly Charles Foley
Style: Maritime Vernacular with Gothic cottage elements.

 

Architecture:      

     

 

This house features a Gothic dormer and window in the front of the house and a hint of a raised pediment is visible in the center of the veranda. The corner boards are complete with raised moulding and capitals. There are also hood mouldings over the windows.

 

History:    

 

 

Charles Foley bought ¾ of an acre for $137 in 1872.  He subdivided the land into tow lots (also 249 King Street).  He sold this lot to Aaron Smeltzer, a cordwainer, in 1876 for $550, which suggests the existence of a house at least partially under construction.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum