39 King St.

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Address: 39 King St.
Heritage Status: None
Built: c. 1877
Builder/Architect: William Kemp
Style: Gothic Revival

 

Architecture:

  • This house is built in the Gothic Revival style with a gable roof and a central Gothic dormer. Note the wide cornerboards with moulded capitals and the hood mouldings over the windows on the gable end. The home had been quite altered on the front facade, its hood mouldings removed, its entranceway simplified and its Gothic window boarded up, but recent renovations have restored the original style with replica window hoods, a new Gothic window, and transom and sidelights reintroduced to the entrance. 

 

History:

  • William Kemp built the home himself, as he was a house carpenter and built several houses in the area. He married Abigail, daughter of John Hebb, and built this house on land subdivided from the Hebb grant. This house was the homestead premises of Fletcher Kemp, William's son, after his parents passed.

 

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum