108 Aberdeen Rd.

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Address: 108 Aberdeen Rd.
Heritage Status: None
Built: c. 1880
Builder/Architect: Probably Clarence Beardsley
Style:  Greek Revival

 

Architecture:  

This gable-end-to-the-road Greek Revival home features returned eaves, moulded window hoods, and a transom over the main door. Note the front bay window with recessed panels above and below with ornamental treillage. The modern panelling on the front of the portico appears to have replaced earlier railings and balusters.

 

History:   

 Clarence Beardsley was a carpenter and probably built this house. In 1895, he sold it to Louise Gelling who is of note because he was an electrician (and was hence a pioneer tradesman in a new field). Gelling was also a member of the first Town Council. In 1904, the house was sold back to the Beardsleys (Clarence and Anna) and remained in their ownership until 1951.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum